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Lismore Regional Gallery | Thursday Night Live!: Ain’t I a woman? Am I or am I not a feminist?

Women, feminism and gender will be under the microscope when the next Thursday Night Live! event is held on International Women’s Day – Thursday March 8 – as part of the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival.
Up for discussion is the provocation ‘Ain’t I a woman? Am I or am I not a feminist?’ This month’s host is Southern Cross University’s School of Arts and Social Sciences Director of Community Engagement and Bachelor of Arts course coordinator Associate Professor Adele Wessell.
With speakers
Marcelle Townsend-Cross
Is a mixed heritage First Australian woman of Biripi, Worimi and Irish decent and an established singer/songwriter with a passion for teaching about social justice and social change.
Rory Banwell
Recent graduate of Southern Cross University, freelance photographer and digital content producer who started the ‘Still Not Asking For It’ project and works around body image, Photoshop, healthy sexual relationships, consent, sex education and everything in between.
Paige Phoenix
Is a communications and human relations specialist with a postgraduate qualification in psychotherapy who came out as a transgender man on The X Factor in 2011, and has had a role in personal and political activism in relation to gender ever since.
Stephen Garrett
Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Art and Design at Southern Cross, creates interdisciplinary artwork in video, sculpture, photography and installations, challenging viewers with an unconventional approach for interpreting the world, by intervening, expanding and re-framing the history of site and place.
Stick around and have a dance after the talks with DJ Platypus will be playing from 7pm – 8pm. Slate Café open from 5pm for food and drinks.
*This is a free event all public welcome, limited capacity, so arrive early to make sure you get a seat
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