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International Women's Day 2021

Published: 22nd February 2021

This year's International Women’s Day will be celebrated with a free screening of Brazen Hussies, a documentary chronicling the history of the Women's Liberation Movement in Australia.

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International Women's Day 2021

The 2021 International Women’s Day theme is 'Choose To Challenge', recognising that we all have a responsibility to call out gender bias and inequality.

This annual event is sponsored by Murdoch's Athena SWAN initiative – an internationally recognised accreditation model designed to improve gender equity and diversity in higher education and research institutes.

About the screening

The screening is free and will take place Monday 8 March, 4pm-6pm in Kim E Beazley Lecture Theatre. Registration is required. All Murdoch students and staff are welcome to attend.

The Women's Rep from the Student Guild, Shami Gambe, will open the event and guests can enjoy traditional movie snacks of popcorn and choc tops.

Please contact the organiser if you have any special access requirements.

If you can't make this time, there will be an additional screening at Market Daze, Thursday 11 March at 12pm, which you can register for online.

About the film

Described as a "raucous, informative and joyous account of a crucial decade in the struggle for equal rights", Brazen Hussies celebrates the social activism and the grass-roots nature of the women’s liberation movement.

The documentary shows us how a daring and diverse group of women joined forces to defy the status quo, demand equality and create profound social change - contributing to one of the greatest social movements of the 20th Century.

It shows how women coordinated 'conscious raising' around issues such as equal pay, reproductive rights, affordable childcare, and the prevention of family violence. As the story unfolds, these issues go from being dismissed as the outrageous demands of a few “brazen hussies’’ to becoming crucial elements on the platforms of Australia’s major political parties.

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