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Bluestocking Week 2014

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Bluestocking Week is an initiative of the National Women’s Action Committee. This year, Bluestocking Week runs from 11 – 15 August.

Event details

This year’s Blue Stocking Week theme is “Crossing the Line”, with a focus on fighting attitudes that seek to silence the voices of women, and to highlight the importance of women speaking out and sharing their stories and views.

Date
Thursday 14 August 2014
Time
4.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Venue
John Curtin Gallery (Building 200a), Bentley Campus
Blue Stocking Week artwork

The theme is “Crossing the Line”, with a focus on fighting attitudes that seek to silence the voices of women, and to highlight the importance of women speaking out and sharing their stories and views.

This will be the third year that NTEU together with NUS (National Union of Students) have run Bluestocking Week, after successfully relaunching it in 2012.  Over the last 2 years, the event has grown in both scope and size, with more university campuses participating each year.

The Bluestocking Week will have different events throughout the week in universities around Australia. The Curtin event will take place on Thursday 14 August from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm at the John Curtin Gallery.

The speakers at the Curtin event will be:

Prof. Marion Kickett – Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Welcoming to country (not confirmed)

Prof. Dora Marinova – Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

Prof. Deborah Terry – VC Curtin University

Dr Shamim Shamani – Ethics, Equity and Social Justice

Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

For more information on Bluestocking Week visit the National Tertiary Education Union’s website.

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  1. Fitri Arfiani says:

    Should I wear blue stocking at this event too?

    Cheers

    • Curtin University says:

      You’re welcome to wear blue stockings if you wanted to, but there’s no obligation to either 🙂

  2. Silvia says:

    Wearing blue stocking will be looked favourably upon.

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