FWF18 Sydney – Thursday 1 November
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6-7.30pm Anne Summers: Unfettered and Alive
Dr Anne Summers AO has been defying expectations her entire life. Her extraordinary career as a journalist, author, policy maker, activist, bureaucrat, board member, editor and publisher, has seen her travel the world, leading feminist debate, advising prime ministers, presiding over Greenpeace International and producing and writing influential journalism and books. She has walked away from success and charged down new paths, to satisfy her restlessness and help herself, and us all, see things differently, and expand what is possible.
Meet Anne in conversation with Julia Baird about her new book, Unfettered and Alive: A Memoir.
8-9.30pm Writing (Re)productively
With Gabrielle Blair, Mehreen Faruqi, Angela Williamson and chair Ann Brassil.
Feminism has key concerns around equality, violence and bodily autonomy, and there’s one area where those three concerns collide: our reproductive rights.
Hear from three fearless women working at the frontline: Dr Mehreen Faruqi MP, who’s working tirelessly at a state and federal level for abortion law reform; Angela Williamson who lost her job because of public comments about the need for abortion access; and Gabrielle Blair, a Mormon whose tweets about male responsibility for unwanted pregnancies went viral.