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Feminist Writers Festival - Feminism and Democracy Then and Now

  • State Library of South Australia Kintore Avenue Adelaide, SA, 5000 Australia (map)

Clare Wright, Denise George, Manal Younus, Rosemary Wanganeen and others discuss 125 years of female suffrage, democracy and feminism.

December 2019 marks the 125th anniversary of the landmark legislation that enabled women in South Australia to vote in general elections, and to stand as members of Parliament.

Join us to commemorate this achievement and discuss what democracy and feminism mean today, with two panels of inspiring women.

This year, SA celebrates women’s right to vote and stand for parliament: 125 years ago. Clare Wright and Denise George explore how it all happened. Denise tells the story of SA’s world-leading achievement in her biography of leading Adelaide suffragist, Mary Lee, and Clare’s You Daughters of Freedom charts its spread to the rest of Australia, and Australia’s role in the international push.

Panelists: Denise George and Clare Wright, in conversation with Nikki Sullivan.

A second panel, Who Our Foremothers Forgot, will follow.

Book tickets here.