Women @ Work
1:30 PM13:30

Women @ Work

Taking part in a discussion on the gender pay gap as part of the Victorian Government's conference on gender equality for businesses called Women@Work in the lead up to Equal Pay Day in September 2018. It will be held on 21 March 2018 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) at Federation Square. To register your interest in attending please email: irv.info@ecodev.vic.gov.au. For the agenda and information about speakers please visit: https://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/about-us/overview/advisory-bodies/the-equal-workplaces-advisory-council

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8:00 PM20:00

The Future According to Women Documentarians

Celebrate this International Women’s Day with local filmmakers telling powerful and revealing stories. Join filmmakers Sari Braithwaite, Chloe Brugale and Santilla Chingaipe in conversation with Eloise Ross about their craft and processes, key collaborations and career pathways.

Book via the ACMI website https://www.acmi.net.au/events/women-film/

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7:00 PM19:00

The Pin Live: Where we at?

This powerful event will unpack and define the current state of the Australian identity. 

Nkechi Anele and Lucille Cutting are friends who connected through difference. As two Nigerian-Australian women of a similar age and background, Nkechi and Lucie had vastly different upbringings. One grew up in an urban environment surrounded by many cultures and the other in a small town in country Victoria.

Questions about race, identity and culture form the basis of their friendship and led to the development of The Pin – an online discussion platform run by biracial Australians for all Australians. Everyone deserves to feel safe to THINK about who they are, MEET amazing people and EXPRESS themselves. A lineup of thought-provoking guests will join award winning journalist and moderator Santilla Chingaipe for Where We At? — a live forum exploring contemporary thought on race, identity and culture in Australia

Book your tickets here https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2017/where-we-at/

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1:00 AM01:00

Girls Write Up - Melbourne

This is a great event for young girls and teenagers who are interested in the world of storytelling. 

I'll be speaking with other panellists at the Melbourne event on Women in Male Spaces.

On making space for female voices in male dominated industries – what challenges do women face? How are they treated differently because of their gender? What ideas would we have missed out on if women weren’t in these spaces? And how can we make the way easier for the women of the future? More details here

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3:00 AM03:00

Human Rights Film Festival

I'll be speaking on a panel at this year's Human Rights Film Festival in Melbourne. 

Australian politics is characterised by heated debates on immigration policy and the scope of the Australian government’s obligation to asylum seekers. Many politicians cite the alleged shortcomings of diversity and multiculturalism in Australia and internationally, disregarding the rich contributions of many new Australians. This panel addresses (mis)conceptions of immigration in Australia in relation to the lived realities and successes of immigrant, refugee and marginalised communities. More deets here


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8:15 AM08:15

Blinkered Vision: Race and Dating in Australia

Do you have a thing for ‘tall, dark and handsome’ types? Are you a gentleman who prefers blondes? Are our romantic types and tastes simply that – matters of taste – or do our preferences reveal deeper prejudices?

Earlier this year, journalist Santilla Chingaipe presented a funny and riveting documentary on SBS, Date My Race, about the role race plays in the world of 21st-century dating. In the documentary, Chingaipe interviewed sociologists, psychologists, research scientists and daters – looking closely at the data to reveal some confronting trends and patterns in Australia’s online dating landscape.

At the Wheeler Centre in May, the conversation around dating and race continues. Host Serpil Senelmis will be joined by sociologist Karen Farquharson and Chingaipe herself for a discussion about conscious and unconscious biases, the factors that drive attraction and the notion that opposites attract. Do racial preferences equal racism? Join us for a discussion of dating today.

Book via this link

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8:00 AM08:00

ART + FILM - John Akomfrah

I'll be discussing the work of British artist and filmmaker, John Akomfrah, alongside Professor Nikos Papastergiadis. The discussion will be moderated by Jacqueline Doughty, the Curatorial Manager at The Ian Potter Museum of Art. 

The talk is part of an exhibition the museum will be showing of John Akomfrah's work and more details can be found here http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/exhib-date/2017-04-19/exhib/john-akomfrah-vertigo-sea

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to Apr 29

Conscious Dating - Race and Dating (Sydney)

Conscious Dating Co explores what it means to date consciously in a series of panels and workshops. At 107 Projects in April we discuss attraction, racial bias and dating in Australia.

What influences attraction? Is racial bias affecting your dating life? How do you deal with being fetishised? And can we all expand our dating pool by mindfully inspecting our own racial biasses?

Conscious Dating Co founder Kaila Perusco will host a panel discussion with award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker and host of SBS’s Date My Race, Santilla Chingaipe; writer and equal rights advocate Andy Quan; and applied sociologist Dr Zuleyka Zevallos.

More details can be found here http://consciousdatingco.com/workshops/2017/4/26/conscious-dating-race-and-dating

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to Apr 8

Lindsay launch party

You’re invited for an evening of talks, drinks and canapés to celebrate the launch of Lindsay: a new online publication (by Beth Wilkinson) exploring, documenting and celebrating place and culture. 


We've invited three special guests to each talk about place from a different perspective. Journalist and documentary filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe will breakdown New York City’s diverse boroughs; Melbourne-based artist David Booth (Ghostpatrol) will talk about living and working in Iceland; and writer and arts worker Eugenia Flynn will share her ideas on Australian culture—as an Aboriginal, Chinese Malaysian and Muslim woman.

Enjoy a glass of Yering Station wine or a Hargreaves Hill Brewing CompanyPale Ale from Victoria’s own Yarra Valley with one of A1 Bakery's famous Lebanese treats at Allpress Roastery's Collingwood Studio.

Event: 6—9pm / Talks commence at 7pm sharp


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