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The Future for Women in Afghanistan | All About Women 2022

7 Aug 2022

The Australian and American troops are gone, the Taliban are back in power. What is life like now for women and girls in Afghanistan and what can we in the rest of the world do to help? Did the Western presence benefit or disrupt Afghan women’s organisations? How do Afghan women and their allies around the world fight for their freedom?

This talk is an essential conversation filled with expert knowledge and personal stories. Hosted by Diana Sayed, recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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Laura Tingle Explains It All | All About Women 2022

31 Jul 2022

The tables turn for ABC's 7:30 journalist Laura Tingle, as subject rather than interviewer as she analyses the domestic and political world. 

Combining political insights with personal observations and anecdotes about the players who hold our fate in their hands, rest assured Laura will not let anyone off lightly.

Hosted by Anne Summers, recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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Beyond the Binary | All About Women 2022

24 Jul 2022

What would our world look like if all our current gendered expectations disappeared, and what needs to happen for this to be achieved?

Jinghua Qian, Amao Leota Lu, and Sandy O'Sullivan imagine a world with no gender binary.

Hosted by Dr Yves Rees, recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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Why Design Matters: Debbie Millman & Yumi Stynes | All About Women 2022

17 Jul 2022

How do you find the courage to make a major change in your life?

How do you re-set your values? How do you reconnect with your creative self? Designer and host of the long-running and wildly popular podcast Design Matters, Debbie Millman explores invention, truth-telling and inspiration, in a fascinating conversation hosted by Yumi Stynes.

Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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For Kate | All About Women 2022

10 Jul 2022

How can we find justice for friends who can no longer speak for themselves? A friend, a lawyer, and a journalist explore the profound commitment of friendship and collective action.

Moderated by Julia Baird, this is a big conversation about feminism and the law, friendship and power, hope and action.

Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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The Right to Sex | All About Women 2022

3 Jul 2022

What shapes the way we think about sex?

Consent and power relations, gender justice and the state, pornography and freedom - political philosophy professor Amia Srinivasan refuses to turn away from the hard questions about society and sex.

Hosted by Emma A Jane, recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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Protecting the Outspoken: Grace Tame & Rosie Batty | All About Women 2022

26 Jun 2022

How do we support those who speak out? How can we support advocates who speak from traumatic lived experiences? When victims of violence move from silence to speech, how do we honour their stories?

Rosie Batty and Grace Tame have built their lives around fighting for justice. Together for the first time, they share their experiences of being Australian of the Year, explore the power of personal testimony, and advocacy's personal cost. These two heroic advocates have a necessary conversation about upholding and protecting vocal survivors.

Hosted by Jamila Rizvi, recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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Queerstories | All About Women 2022

19 Jun 2022

Mothers, daughters, sisters, lovers, femmes and friends. Five incredible LGBTQI+ writers share a personal tale about their relationship to womanhood - intimate considered and, as always, rooted in community. 

Hosted by Maeve Marsden, recorded live at Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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First Nations Women Speak to the Future | All About Women 2022

12 Jun 2022

Nothing is off-limits in this conversation between American writer Roxane Gay and screenwriter Nakkiah Lui as these two incredible women whose work challenges us with the hard questions about racism and misogyny today.

Both known for speaking with radical authenticity about their own experiences of racism, misogyny, and trauma, expect razor-sharp commentary on issues such as young women's personal testimonies disclosing violence and sexual assault, the Black Lives Matter movement, and how these issues play out differently for Black women in the US and First Nations and other women of colour in Australia.

Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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We've Got This | All About Women 2022

6 Jun 2022

How do two parents who are blind take their children to the park? How is a mother with dwarfism treated when she walks her child down the street? How do Deaf parents know when their baby cries in the night? Get to know the everyday of disabled parenting. Eliza Hull, Debra Keenahan and Sarah Keenahan gather to share the joy and triumph and the difficulties of their lived experience. Amongst the challenges of microaggression, judgements and discrimination, these brilliant women will honour the incredible, empowering journey of having kids.

Hosted by Lisa Cox, recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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Facing Up: Roxane Gay & Nakkiah Lui | All About Women 2022

29 May 2022

Nothing is off-limits in this conversation between American writer Roxane Gay and screenwriter Nakkiah Lui as these two incredible women whose work challenges us with the hard questions about racism and misogyny today.

Both known for speaking with radical authenticity about their own experiences of racism, misogyny, and trauma, expect razor-sharp commentary on issues such as young women's personal testimonies disclosing violence and sexual assault, the Black Lives Matter movement, and how these issues play out differently for Black women in the US and First Nations and other women of colour in Australia.

Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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In Colour: A Dialogue with Rising Artists | All About Women 2022

22 May 2022

All About Women partnered with Western Sydney-based literacy movement Sweatshop on an emerging writers mentorship program for women and non-binary First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse writers.

Mentorship recipients, Yeena Kirkbright and Ayeesha Ash read their finished works inspired by the All About Women festival themes of: allyship, friendship, and collective responsibility, in a dialogue with mentors Winnie Dunn and Randa Abdel-Fattah.

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Clementine Ford: Love Sermon | All About Women 2022

16 May 2022

Unrequited romance. Deep friendship. Motherhood. Break-ups. Self-love.

Writer, broadcaster and one of Australia's most provocative feminists Clementine Ford explores the manifold ways love makes its home in our hearts. In sermon and song she shows how romantic love might be the least important for us, inviting us to come together and open ourselves up to everything love has to give.

Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2022.

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Pasi Sahlberg, Evalyn Fechner & Michael Rich | In Conversation

20 Mar 2022

Finnish educator, author, and scholar, Pasi Sahlberg, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, at Harvard Medical School, Michael Rich and High School Student Evalyn Fechner discuss the latest research on the impacts of screens and the digital world on young people and strategies to strike the best balance between screen time and other activities.

This talk was recorded live at Sydney Opera House in 2021 as part of a 3 part series of urgent conversations about the Australian Education System.

Pasi Sahlberg, Fiona Kelly & Dr Chris Sarra | In Conversation

13 Mar 2022

Finnish educator, author, and scholar, Pasi Sahlberg, Barkindji/Ngiyampaa woman and executive Principal of Menindee Central school and chairman of the Stronger Smart Institute Dr Chris Sarra discuss first nations education in Australia. The three examine the changes in thinking and schooling that need to be made for all students to be afforded equal education opportunities while maintaining their connections to their community and country.

This talk was recorded live at Sydney Opera House in 2021 as part of a 3 part series of urgent conversations about the Australian Education System.

Pasi Sahlberg, Eddie Woo & Nalini Joshi | In Conversation

6 Mar 2022

Finnish educator, author, and scholar, Pasi Sahlberg, High school teacher and “WooTube” star Eddie Woo and Mathematician from the University of Sydney Professor Nalini Joshi, speak together about the challenges we face within maths education in Australia. The three discuss urgent changes that are required in the way we teach mathematics and represent it to young people as well as what makes maths beautiful and at the same time essential for Australia's modern life.

This talk was recorded live at Sydney Opera House in 2021 as part of a 3 part series of urgent conversations about the Australian Education System.

 

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