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Women in the 21st century

Monday, 21 November 2011


To mark 150 years since Edith Cowan’s birth, ECU’s Social Justice Research Centre are hosting influential women for a panel discussion on the issues facing women today.

Run as part of the Centre’s end-of-year seminar, the panel will include Foundation Chair in Social Justice, and Head of the Social Justice Research Centre at ECU, Professor Caroline Taylor and Retired Chief Magistrate of Queensland Ms Diane Fingleton.

The discussion hopes to pose several questions about the achievements of women to date, and what challenges and issues still remain.

Along with Professor Taylor and Ms Fingleton, the panel will consist of:

  • Biologist, social scientist and women’s health researcher, Dr Renate Klein;
  • Cartoonist, painter and feminist activist, Ms Rona Chadwick;
  • Patricia Giles Centre CEO Ms Kedy Kristal;
  • Moorditj Mia Aboriginal Program Coordinator and 2011 recipient of the NAIDOC Perth Outstanding Achievement Award, Ms Annette Panaia; and
  • Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Disability Services; Women's Interests, The Hon Sue Ellery MLC.

The event is open to all staff and students of ECU and the general public, with several door prizes on offer.

When: Monday, 5 December 2011
Where: Lecture theatre 32.101, Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
Time: 10.00am - 12.00 noon

For more information contact Mary Edwards or phone 6304 5549.


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