Educator Unchained

Royal on the Park, Brisbane, QLD

Educator Unchained – Brisbane

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Educator Unchained

Educator Unchained

Conference 2016

Conference Theme

We are delighted to welcome a dynamic group of speakers to Educator Unchained, including Tara Moss, Dr Red Ruby Scarlet, Rhonda Livingstone and Gabrielle Sinclair. These speakers have been selected for the varying contributions they make to the dialogue between the service children in Australia receive, and the workforce tasked with these services.  What are the connections between a predominantly female workforce and the challenges the sector currently face? How is professional identity influencing the service children in Australia receive?

Agency contributes to the core of how capable we consider ourselves and informs our sense of wellbeing. Agency allows opportunities for us to feel satisfaction in our personal achievements, and contributes to our feeling of being a valuable and valid member of the groups we work and live in.  We know all the benefits that a sense of agency provides children, but how often do we consider agency in the context of educators?  We will deconstruct the role of the educator, as well as more specific roles such as Educational Leader.

Educator Unchained is about deconstructing identity and agency. Educator Unchained is about asking questions and forging a new way of considering ourselves, and the capability and influence of our workforce. As the sector is increasingly professionalised, we consider what the world looks like when the educators are at the forefront of the movement.

This day is suitable for anyone working in Long Day Care, Family Day Care, Outside School Hours care, Approved Providers, or anyone interested in working in a way that grows the sense of worth of educators.

 

Business Chicks Breakfast with Gloria Steinem

Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

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Tue 17th May 2016

7am-9am

Location: Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

Price: Premium member – $139.00Subscriber – $159.00Table of 10 – $1390.00Gold table of 10 – $2490.00

Event type: Business Chicks Breakfast

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“A feminist is anyone who recognises the equality and full humanity of women and men.” – Gloria Steinem

There is no one who has championed women’s rights more than Gloria Steinem. Dubbed the Mother of Feminism, she’s a social activist, writer, editor and lecturer, and a person that everyone – male and female – should know about.

From working as an undercover Playboy Bunny in the ’60s to championing women’s reproductive freedom when it was still a taboo subject, and co-founding the feminist Ms. Magazine in the ’70s (it sold out its first 300,000 print run in eight days), Gloria has been at the forefront of the feminist movement and championing women’s rights for over six decades, paving the way for feminists today. Gloria’s contemporary counterpart Lena Dunham says, “Steinem shows us that we all have a fighter inside us – we need only pack our bags and follow her.”

Gloria will be joined in conversation with fellow feminist, the formidable Tara Moss, for her only Business Chicks Australia event. Two feminist powerhouses under one roof? This is not to be missed.

The Danger of Ideas

The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW

The issues of censorship and free speech seem to become more relevant and contentious every day. Whether it’s being able to publish religious cartoons, run seminars encouraging men to belittle women or asking university students to read The Great Gatsby without a trigger warning lest it bring up traumatic memories, this topic is vast and varied. Marie Darrieussecq, writer for Charlie Hebdo, author Tara Moss (Speaking Out) and Race Discriminination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane talk with facilitator and psychoanalyst Susie Orbach about what you can and can’t say and what you should say anyway.

Thursday 19 May 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

$20/$15 Bookings (02) 9250 1988, roslynpackertheatre.com.au/swf

Panelists:

Marie Darrieussecq (International)

Marie Darrieussecq is a French writer born in the Basque Country in 1969. She lives mainly in Paris. Her first novel, Pig Tales (Truismes), was published in 1996 and subsequently translated into 35 languages. All told, she has authored some 15 books published in numerous countries around the world, including novels, short stories, a play, and a work of non-fiction. Her last novel Men (Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes), which was awarded both the Prix Médicis and the Prix des Prix in 2013, has just been translated and published at Text Publishing. She is a regular contributor to contemporary art magazines in France and UK and also writes for Libération and Charlie Hebdo, in addition to being a psychoanalyst.

Tara Moss (Australian)

A dual Canadian/Australian citizen, Tara Moss is the bestselling author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction published in nineteen countries. She is also a journalist, doctoral candidate, and outspoken advocate for child rights and women’s rights. She is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, Patron for the Full Stop Foundation for ending rape and domestic violence, and Norton’s Family Ambassador for child e-safety and cyberbullying. In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan award for making a feminist difference, inciting others to challenge the status quo. Tara currently lives in New South Wales with her husband and daughter.

 

Tim Soutphommasane (Australian)

 

Tim Soutphommasane is Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner. His thinking on multiculturalism and national identity has been influential in reshaping debates in Australia and Britain. He is the author of The Virtuous CitizenDon’t Go Back To Where You Came From (winner of the Community Relations Commission Award at the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards), Reclaiming Patriotism, and editor of All That’s Left (with Nick Dyrenfurth). His most recent book is I’m not racist but… 40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act.

 

Susie Orbach (International)

Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, writer and co-founder of The Women’s Therapy Centre in London and The Women’s Therapy Centre in New York. Her first book Fat is a Feminist Issue has been continuously in print since 1978, with a new Introduction this year. Her other books include Hunger Strike, What’s Really Going on Here?Towards Emotional LiteracyOn EatingThe Impossibility of SexBodiesFifty Shades of Feminism (co-editor), and the forthcoming In Therapy. She lectures widely in the UK, Europe and North America, has written for several magazines and newspapers, and has provided consultation advice for organisations from the government and the NHS to the World Bank. She continues to help many individuals and couples from her practice in London. She was a visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.

Sydney Book Launch: Speaking Out by Tara Moss

The Hemingway Bar, Pier 2/3 - within Curiosity stage, Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW

Join Tara Moss to celebrate the publication of her new book, Speaking Out, a twenty first century handbook for women and girls. Tara’s new book reminds us why it is more important than ever for women and girls to have their voices heard. Speaking Out will be launched by Rosie Batty, Australian of the year for 2015.

Friday 20 May 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pier 2/3 The Hemingway Bar, Pier 2/3 – within Curiosity stage, Walsh Bay
Free, bookings essential, email rsvp@harpercollins.com.au

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Ladies Online

Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW

There are perils and privileges that come with having an intimate and co-dependent relationship with the online world. Join Tara Moss, whose new book Speaking Out is a 21st century handbook for women and girls; Natalie Tran, who charms thousands around the world with her quirky, observational YouTube videos; and Rosie Waterland, podcaster, author and social media over-sharer, for a juicy discussion covering feminism, internet trolls and how to survive online. They speak to Emma Jane about the highs and lows of online fame.Supported by Macleay College.

Sunday 22 May 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay   BOOK NOW

$20/$15 Bookings (02) 9250 1988, roslynpackertheatre.com.au/swf

Panelists:

Tara Moss (Australian)

A dual Canadian/Australian citizen, Tara Moss is the bestselling author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction published in nineteen countries. She is also a journalist, doctoral candidate, and outspoken advocate for child rights and women’s rights. She is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, Patron for the Full Stop Foundation for ending rape and domestic violence, and Norton’s Family Ambassador for child e-safety and cyberbullying. In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan award for making a feminist difference, inciting others to challenge the status quo. Tara currently lives in New South Wales with her husband and daughter.

Natalie Tran (Australian)

Since uploading her first video on YouTube in 2006, Natalie Tran’s communitychannel has gained over 1.7 million subscribers and had over half a billion views. Tran’s videos are a collection of scripted comedy clips that contain a mixture of monologue and sketch focusing on the oddities of everyday awkward situations with Tran playing multiple characters. In 2007, barely a year after uploading her first video, she was foremost among the Australian YouTube celebrities invited to participate in the launch of YouTube Australia. In 2011, Natalie made The Sydney Morning Herald’s annual list of Sydney’s 100 Most Influential People. In 2013, Natalie surpassed half a billion views and in 2014 was nominated for Young Australian of the Year. Natalie thinks bios make you sound more interesting than you are.

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Rosie Waterland (Australian)

Other than writing one of the most honest memoirs this decade, Rosie Waterland is a media phenomenon. Only 28 years old, she rose to fame with her laugh-out-loud funny recaps of The Bachelor, which had people clicking onto the Mamamia website in astounding numbers. Richard Glover announced it as ‘the best television writing since Clive James’. The Anti Cool Girl is her first book. She also is the host of The Binge, a podcast about television.

 

Emma Jane (Australian)

Emma A. Jane (previously known as Emma Tom) is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. She is currently running a three-year DECRA project into the impact of gendered cyberhate called ‘Cyberhate: the new digital divide?’. Prior to commencing her academic career, Emma spent nearly 25 years working in the print, electronic, and online media. She has written seven books including a novel, Deadset, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Asia and the South Pacific for Best First Novel in 1997. Her seventh book – Modern Conspiracy: The Importance of Being Paranoid, co-authored with Chris Fleming, was published by Bloomsbury in August, 2014. Her eighth book, Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice, co-authored with Chris Barker, is currently in production with Sage. Emma is also working on a new book about online misogyny for Sage which will be published later in 2016.

$20/$15 Bookings (02) 9250 1988, roslynpackertheatre.com.au/swf

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ANU/The Canberra Times meet the author event with Tara Moss

ANU, Canberra, 26A Manning Clarke Centre. Room: Theatre 1

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Wed 1 Jun 2016, 6–7pm
Australian National University. BOOK NOW.

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Tara Moss will be in conversation with Amanda Whitley on Tara’s new book SPEAKING OUT: A 21st Century Handbook for Women & Girls.

Worldwide, less than one out of every four people we hear from or about in the media is female. In Australia, men outnumber women in parliament by four to one and women are even more under-represented in leadership roles and in peace negotiations.

If women and girls remain voiceless, half of humanity’s experiences, perspectives and possible solutions to world problems go unheard. This is a guide for women young and old that not only helps them find their voice, but argues passionately for why it matters.

Tara Moss, a dual Canadian/Australian citizen, is the bestselling author of eleven books of fiction and non-fiction published in nineteen countries, a journalist, doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, and outspoken advocate for children and women’s rights. She is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival. In 2015 Tara received an Edna Ryan award for making a feminist difference, inciting others to challenge the status quo.

Amanda Whitley, Canberra’s own media tycoon, is the editor and creator of HerCanberra news website and now magazine editor of HerCanberra magazine. In 2016 she won the ACT Woman of the Year.

Tara Moss – Speaking Out, at Avid Reader

Avid Reader, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Saturday 04 June 2016
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets $7.50
Tickets available until 04 June 2016 11:00 AM

This event commences at 11.00am.

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Join Krissy Kneen in-conversation with Tara Moss discussing Speaking Out: A 21st-Century Handbook for Women and Girls.

A short, accessible and practical handbook for women on speaking out safely and confidently.

Worldwide, less than one out of every four people we hear from or about in the media is female and men outnumber women in parliament by four to one. If half of humanity’s experiences, perspectives and possible solutions to world problems are under-represented, or entirely unheard, all of us lose out.

Tara Moss has spent 20 years in the public sphere and has had to face down nerves, critics and backlash. She has become a leader in speaking out. In this handbook she offers advice on preparation, speaking out and negotiating public spaces. With a special focus on public speaking, social media and online safety, she offers tips on how to research, form arguments, find support and handle criticism.

This is a guide for women young and old that not only helps them find their voice, but argues passionately for why it matters.

Speaking Out with Tara Moss in the Blue Mountains

The Carrington Hotel Ballroom, Katoomba, NSW

Tara Moss will be in conversation with author, musician and academic Kate Fagan, discussing Speaking Out – a 21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls.

Thursday 16th June, 2016, 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start.

The Carrington Hotel Ballroom, Katoomba.

Cost: $20 ($17 conc) includes drinks and nibbles.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at Gleebooks Blackheath 4787 6340 or blackheath@gleebooks.com.au