People who can get to Canberra: this year’s Pamela Denoon lecture is the 25th Anniversary of the event.
The speech will be given by Wendy McCarthy AO, and many previous speakers and committee members will be attending for this special occasion.
“At the 25th Anniversary Pamela Denoon Lecture, Wendy McCarthy will reflect on Feminism as one of the most powerful social movements of modern times while questioning whether we really have reached a new high-water mark in moving towards equality. Feminism has not failed Australian women but our cultural and social systems have not responded to women’s awakening expectations and aspirations. Young women today experience powerful social and institutional discrimination during their twenties and early thirties, a time when they have left the educational system and are pursuing their dreams – and ambitions. This is the age when women are likely to marry and have children. At this point they must decide whether to try to hold on to their ambitions, downsize them or abandon them altogether. Often a young woman must make this decision when she is learning to be a parent, with its attendant pleasures, fears, insecurities and exhaustion. In this lecture, McCarthy draws from her extensive experience within the women’s movement to reflect on how we might learn from the past so as to inform current activism towards equity and equality for women.”
6.30pm Tuesday 11 March
Manning Clark Theatre, Australian National University
Entry is by donation, but it is best to register:
OR 0410 257 377