ITALIAN FORUM CULTURAL CENTRE, Studio 1, Norton St, Leichhardt.

FILEF invites you to an evening exploring the role of women in the new global resistance to the rise of sexism, racism and intolerance.

On International Women’s Day, millions of women around the world and in Australia led protests against this rising tide of hate and division, creating a historic new movement of resistance spreading globally thanks to social media.

What is our role in the multicultural communities here in Australia?

GUESTS include:

  • Mehreen Faruqi, Greens MP in the NSW Legislative Council. Pakistani born, professional engineer and academic, is the first Muslim woman to be a member of an Australian parliament.
  • Penny O’Donnell, Senior lecturer in International Media and Journalism, University of Sydney,
    researcher on intercultural dialogues in the networked environment.
  • Concetta Perna, President of the National Italian-Australian Women’s Association, writer, university lecturer. Author of textbooks aimed at teaching Italian language and culture.
  • Kate Lee, Executive Officer, Union Aid Abroad APHEDA, the global justice organisation of the Australian union movement.

Screenings8 marzo/March 8 Filef street theatre pièce on the origin of IWD. Video reportage of women’s global protests.

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