Wollongong Town Hall hosts All About Women festival sessions

FLASHBACK: Around 3000 women march through Sydney streets in 1977 for International Women's Day. Picture: David James Bartho/Fairfax Media
FLASHBACK: Around 3000 women march through Sydney streets in 1977 for International Women's Day. Picture: David James Bartho/Fairfax Media

Wollongong will be privy to two major events celebrating International Women’s Day this March.

Live ‘satellite sessions’ from the mostly sold out All About Women festival at the Sydney Opera House will be streamed at Wollongong Town Hall on Sunday March 4.

The program reflects on the past and future of feminism such as the #MeToo movement and the Trump administration – with speakers including Fran Lebowitz, Tarana Burke, Tracey Spicer, Barbara Caine, Nakkiah Lui, Anne Summers, Edwina Throsby and Rebecca Walker.

Poet Adara Enthaler. Picture: Supplied

Poet Adara Enthaler. Picture: Supplied

Then on March 6, the South Coast Writers Centre is hosting its annual free International Women’s Day event at the Wollongong Art Gallery from 11am. This will include featured speakers and a performance by poet Adara Enthaler.

“Last year’s SCWC International Women’s Day event was an incredibly moving occasion with speeches from strong women who had truly suffered,” Enthaler said. “This event is vital for the communication of women’s issues in Australia, which are of course everyone’s issues.”

The winners of the Progress Writing Competition will also be announced – a competition which is still accepting entries (poetry up to 40 lines; prose up to 750 words on the topic of ‘progress’) until March 1.

For more information visit their Facebook event HERE.

If you know of another International Women’s Day event – email: desiree.savage@fairfaxmedia.com.au