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Sunday 4 March 2018

You don’t need to be at the Sydney Opera House on 4 March to experience the main stage action of All About Women. We’re excited to be streaming live up to three headline sessions and an exclusive backstage interview, direct from the Sydney Opera House. Join us post-satellite for an extraordinary live panel, The Gender Agenda – Mobilising the Movement featuring Jano Caro, Genevieve Jacobs, Elizabeth Lee (MP) and Prof Mary-Lou Rasmussen, facilitated by Virginia Haussegger.

The All About Women Satellite Program invites you to reflect on the past and imagine the future of feminism.

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Program (AEDT)

1pm–2pm Satellite Streaming from Sydney Opera House Grabbing back: Women in the Age of Trump – Fran Lebowitz, Francesca Donner and Sophia Nelson
2.30pm–3.30pm Satellite Streaming from Sydney Opera House #Metoo: the making of a movement   Tarana Burke and Tracey Spicer
4pm–5pm  LIVE Panel On Stage at Canberra Theatre Centre The Gender Agenda – Mobilising the Movement  Jane Caro, Genevieve Jacobs, Elizabeth Lee (MP) and Prof Mary-Lou Rasmussen. Facilitated by Virginia Haussegger.

Panel | Fran Lebowitz, Francesca Donner and Sophia Nelson

‘I think putting a wife to work is a dangerous thing,’ Trump said in a 1994 interview. Since entering office, Trump’s administration has eroded the rights of women by worsening conditions for female-dominated, low-income industries and legislating against reproductive rights. Communities of colour have similarly been targeted by proposed immigration laws, education policies, and more. But resistance is springing up. Nasty women are uniting. Trump has inspired conversations, marches, and many, many memes. In fact, he has delivered women a new challenge: how do we respond to the new world order?


Fran Lebowitz

Tarana Burke and Tracey Spicer

Tarana Burke is one of Time Magazine’s People of the Year. She also founded Me Too movement in 2007 when she began a campaign to amplify the voices of victims of sexual harassment. Building on her work, actress Alyssa Milano began the hashtag #metoo in October 2017, sparking 12 million posts and reactions in the first 24 hours from women worldwide. Similarly, veteran Australian journalist Tracey Spicer is currently investigating sexual abuse and harassment in the media. Together, these two fierce and furious women will explore how a mass movement is built, and question what the consequences of calling out abusers might be. Is this a turning point in the history of male power and protection, are outdated systems of silence and collusion being dismantled before our eyes, or will everything soon return to how it’s always been? We are living through this unique cultural moment, and we need to ask some important questions: Why now, when it’s been going on so long? Will there be a backlash? And most importantly, what’s going to change?

Tracey Spicer

Tarana Burke

Jane Caro, Genevieve Jacobs, Elizabeth Lee (MP) and Prof Mary-Lou Rasmussen. Facilitated by Virginia Haussegger

Join Virginia Haussegger in conversation with Jane Caro, Genevieve Jacobs and others, as they unravel a roadmap for a post #metoo future. How do we harness the outrage and turn it into real change? What happens once the campaign goes quiet? How do we build equality into our future? The movement is mobilising and this is your ticket to ride.



Further information on our speakers:

Virginia Haussegger AM, is Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), where she is an Adjunct Professor.

She is a passionate women’s advocate and an award-winning television journalist whose extensive media career spans more than 25 years. Virginia has reported from around the globe for leading current affair programs on Channel 9, 7, and the ABC.

For 15 years she anchored the ABC’s flagship TV News in Canberra, and is widely published across print media. Virginia has served on a number of boards and committees including, UN Women National Committee Australia; currently the ACT Government’s Cultural Facilities Corporation; Our Watch, Media Advisory Committee; Women in Media, Canberra; and she is Patron of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.

Jane Caro is an author, novelist, journalist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and media and social commentator.

She has published five books and has recently published “Just a Queen” a sequel to her earlier work “Just a Girl” and “plain speaking jane”

A regular on the Gruen Transfer she has also appeared in the media including weekly spots on Weekend Sunrise, and Sunrise. She has created, written, presented and co-produced for ABC Radio and Television. She has also appeared on The Drum, Q&A, The Project, Daily Edition, Mornings on 9, Studio 10 and Today. She writes regular monthly columns for Mt (Management Today) Magazine, and the Sun Herald’s Sunday Life.

Genevieve Jacobs has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. She spent over a decade with ABC Canberra, reporting on everything from politics to human interest, and developing a deep understanding of her community. Telling our city’s stories is her great passion. She works with a wide range of organisations including the Tara Costigan foundation, Gift of Life ACT and ACT Wildlife Rescue among others, sits on the ACT’s advisory committee for historic places and the  boards of the Canberra International Music Festival and the National  Folk Festival. She has an enduring interest in the arts and in strengthening community engagement.


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Approximately 240 minutes, including intervals.



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