Contemporary cultural messages about work, sex and the female body defy notions of equal opportunity for modern women. Writers Anna Goldsworthy and Monica Dux join women's rights campaigner Samah Hadid to discuss the trajectory of feminism and its status in the 21st century with media expert Lynne Haultain. Proudly supported by the Queen Victoria Women's Centre. 2:30pm. Deakin Edge, Federation Square. To book visit Melb Writers' Festival.

Wednesday, September 5

Rod Laver Arena.

Friday, September 18 - Friday, September 25

Sifts through the wreckage of a broken home, mental illness and failed love, delivering an hour of sparkling stand-up comedy that cuts through woe to the beautiful heart of life. This is a show that affirms the power of the human spirit and the glory of being alive.

Times: 9.15pm (Sun: 8.15pm). Fringe Hub - The Loft, Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St, North Melbourne.

Join Students for Palestine in an action/ protest to protest against the apartheid policies of the Israeli State. This day is significant for the Palestinian solidarity movement because: it is the BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) Global Day of Action; it is the first day of the Palestinian March on Jerusalem; it is a day of cultural significance for Palestinian struggle Land Day.

Bourke St Mall, City.

In support of the Broome communities struggle to protect country, culture, community and the environment and stop the industrialisation of the Kimberley Coast. Let us celebrate all that we have worked on this year together to protect the Kimberley and let us gather together to unite as we look onwards at all we must continue to do to defeat Woodside and Barnett's attempt to destroy the Kimberley. 4:30pm. All Nations Park, Northcote.

Monday, June 29

Help keep 3CR's Concrete Gang show on air. Live music. Top feed. Live Concrete Gang show. 11am onward. Palace Hotel, 505 City Rd, South Melbourne. $30.

Saturday, October 4

This Emmy Award-winning documentary tells the story of the first-known collective uprising against queer and transgender oppression. A multi-racial rebellion in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, led by drag queens, that took place three years before the Stonewall Riot in New York. The revolt connected to issues of police harassment, housing rights, war resistance, and sexual liberation.

Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Dinner from 6pm. $8.

Saturday, June 1

Original Nation Passports will be issued by Robert Thorpe and Uncle Larry Walsh, West Papua visa stamps issued by Jacob Rumbiak, foreign affairs minister of the Federated Republic of West Papua, authorising participants on the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua to enter West Papuan lands. 10am. Trades Hall, cnr Lygon & Victoria sts, Carlton South.

Melbourne University Graduate House, 220 Leicester St, Carlton.


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