Women’s Health West’s annual general meeting was held on Wednesday 29 November 2017 at Footscray Community Arts Centre.
The event was a great success, and saw our members and community gather to hear Women’s Health West’s highlights of 2016-17, and to vote on important constitutional changes, which were all passed.
One of these changes reflected our commitment to being inclusive of all genders. Members passed a change to our constitution to include an additional definition being inserted as follows: ‘The words “woman” or “women” are inclusive of females, or people who identify as female’. A small but important change.
Following official AGM business, we moved onto the annual conversation element, which featured:
- Carly Findlay, writer, speaker and activist
- Jax Jacki Brown, disability and LGBTI activist
- Leah Van Poppel, manager of the Youth Disability Advocacy Service
- Keran Howe, executive director of Women with Disabilities Victoria, as chair.
The speakers discussed the topic ‘why be happy when you could be normal? Perspectives on feminism and disability’.
A full video of the AGM conversation can be viewed here (with captions), or catch the highlights below.