• 3 March 2020, 8:30am to 3 March 2020, 10:30am
VU at MetroWest (Footscray)
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Join Women's Health West for their annual International Women’s Day breakfast event at VU at MetroWest.

This year's event takes a feminist approach to climate change. The event will further interrogate the issue by looking to those who are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change. We'll discuss how colonialism and capitalism can be dismantled in the fight towards climate justice.

Please bring along someone who may not usually celebrate International Women's Day; whether it’s a friend, colleague, a neighbour or partner. Women’s voices should be heard not just by women, and if this event diversifies the Women's Health West audience, we're all making real strides towards our collective goal for gender equity.


Lidia Thorpe (former Greens MP for Northcote and climate activist) and Dr Debra Parkinson (from the Gender and Disaster Pod) will share their experiences and stories with us.

  • Lidia is the former Greens MP for the Victorian seat of Northcote, Gunnai-Kurnai Gunditjmara mother and grandmother living on Wurundjeri Country. She is also the former chair of the Victorian NAIDOC Committee.
  • Deb is the Manager of the Gender and Disaster Pod (GAD Pod) initiative of two Victorian Women’s Health organisations, Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) and Women’s Health In the North (WHIN), working in partnership with the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI). The GAD Pod was formally established in 2015 to promote an understanding of the role played by gender in survivor responses to natural disaster, and to embed these insights into emergency management practice.


Speakers will begin at 9am, food will be available from 8.30 until 10.30am.

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Emma Doherty
Women's Health West