Please join us for our International Women’s Day breakfast for 2019.
This year’s event will focus on equity and justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
We will celebrate the advancements made towards achieving equity and justice, while also reflecting on progress still to be made, and the role we can play in helping close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal women.
The Boathouse, 7 the Blvd, Moonee Ponds, 3039.
Located on the Maribyrnong River, the venue is easily accessible by bus (468 or 952), tram (57 and 82) and car. Car parking at the venue is accessible via The Boulevard.
Tuesday 5 March 2019.
We will be serving a light breakfast from 8.30am and the speakers will start at 9.00am. The event will end at approx. 10.30am.
About the event
We are thrilled to be hearing from Antoinette Braybrook (CEO of Djirra), Celeste Liddle (writer, journalist, activist and unionist) and Lidia Thorpe (former Greens MP for the Victorian seat of Northcote) who will share their experiences and stories with us.
Antoinette is an Aboriginal woman who was born in Victoria on Wurundjeri country. Her grandfather and mother’s line is through the Kuku Yalanji, North Queensland. Antoinette has been the CEO of Djirra (formerly the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria) since it was established in 2002. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation which provides holistic, culturally safe and specialist legal and non-legal support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experience family violence – predominantly women. Antoinette is an amazing speaker, and we’re incredibly excited to have her join us for this event!
Celeste is an Arrernte woman who is a writer, journalist, activist and unionist. Celeste is the writer of a well-known blog, Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist, and a contributor to the Guardian and Daily Life, among others. Celeste was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2017. We’re big fans of Celeste’s funny, sharp and insightful social media posts (we highly recommend following her on Facebook!).
Lidia is the former Greens MP for the Victorian seat of Northcote, Gunnai-Kurnai Gunditjmara mother and grandmother living on Wurundjeri Country. She is also the former chair of the Victorian NAIDOC Committee. Lidia’s first speech in state parliament was absolutely incredible, and highly recommended viewing if you missed it at the time.
We are honoured to have these three incredible women speaking for us and we hope that you will join us!
Spread the word
We invite you bring along someone who may not usually celebrate International Women’s Day; whether it’s a friend, colleague, a neighbour or partner. We believe women’s voices should be heard not just by women and if we can diversify our audience we will know we’re making real strides towards our goal for gender equity.