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All About Women

Free Digital Education Streams

Connect students to remarkable thinkers from the All About Women festival, a vibrant forum for discussions of gender, justice and equality 

In your classroom

On Demand from Monday 14 March to Friday 25 March, 2022

Available to watch for one week only. 

This program is free for all Australian schools

The All About Women Digital Education Stream is free for Australian schools.  Three talks are available to stream. 

Register online with DART to recieve a private YouTube link to stream the talks on demand. 

Each talk runs for approximately 60 minutes

Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Teacher resources 

Teacher resources to be confirmed in 2022

“To change the world, we need to face what has become of it. To heal from a trauma, we need to understand the extent of it”

Roxane Gay

On demand talks from the All About Women festival

We're excited to bring three offerings from our Talks and Ideas festival All About Women into your school, available on demand.

Secondary schools are able to connect via a YouTube link using your preferred internet browser. 

Two inspiring events confirmed below  - with one more to be announced in 2022.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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all about women

An annual festival that marks International Women's Day and celebrating extraordinary artists and thinkers, All About Women is a vibrant day of stimulating debate about the big ideas important to women, non-binary people and their allies.

Talks available on demand... 

Facing Up

Roxane Gay & Nakkiah Lui

Nothing is off-limits in this conversation between these two incredible writers whose work challenges us with the hard questions about racism and misogyny today.

Roxane Gay is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State,  The New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and The New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda, the Marvel comic book series. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects. She also has a newsletter, The Audacity.

Nakkiah Lui is the co-writer and star of Black Comedy, and co-host of the podcast Pretty for an Aboriginal. She has been a playwright-in-residence for Sydney's Belvoir Theatre and artist-in-residence for the Griffin Theatre. Most recently Nakkiah has appeared as a regular guest on Screen Time on ABC and her six-part comedy series, Kiki & Kitty, premiered on ABC in 2017. She is a Gamilaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman, and a leader in the Australian Aboriginal community. Her latest show, Preppers, premiered on ABC in 2021.

It's all up for discussion - even personal likes and grievances, and the life of writing and creativity - so don't miss this exclusive, intimate conversation.

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After Consent

Bri Lee, Lucia Osborne-Crowley, Amy Thunig & Saxon Mullins

Please be aware this talk contains adult themes and is recommended for audiences ages 15+

Four of Australia's prominent campaigners against sexual violence get together to discuss our changing understanding of consent, the justice system that's catching up, and how to get the next generation of men to be different.

Amy Thunig is a Gamilaroi yinarr (woman), mother, academic and writer residing on the unceded lands of the Awabakal people. Her research covers the intersection of Indigenous knowledge, sovereignty, and formal education. Recognised as the Emerging Female Leader in the Public Sector by Women's Agenda in 2019, she was also named an Emerging Leader by Future Women for International Women’s Day in 2020. Her first book, Tell Me Again, will be published in 2022.

Lucia Osborne-Crowley is a journalist, essayist, writer, and legal researcher. Her news reporting has appeared in ABC News, Guardian, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Women's Agenda. Her long-form writing has appeared in The Lifted Brow and Meanjin. Her second book, My Body Keeps Your Secrets, was published in 2021.

Bri Lee is an author and freelance writer. Her journalism has appeared in publications such as The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, Guardian Australia and Crikey. Her first book, Eggshell Skull, won Biography of the Year at the ABIA Awards, the People's Choice Award at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, and was longlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize. She is also a non-practising lawyer and continues to engage in legal research and issues-based advocacy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect via a YouTube link. The three talks will be available for your class at any time for one week, from 8 - 12 March 2021.

How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred DART Connections session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions even though you will be viewing via YouTube.

How can I arrange a test call prior to the session?

Contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770 or creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com to arrange a test call.

How can I prepare my class for their session?

To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack will be available for each talk. See top of page. 

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