JAMILA RIZVI AND SUSAN CARLAND IN CONVERSATION
6.30PM FRIDAY 11 AUGUST
Spend an evening with two amazing Australian authors, talking women, feminism and forging new paths...
The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist’s playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with sneering hostility. Yet between those two views there is a group of Muslim women many do not believe exists: a diverse bunch who fight sexism from within, as committed to the fight as they are to their faith. Hemmed in by Islamophobia and sexism, they fight against sexism with their minds, words and bodies. Often, their biggest weapon is their religion. In her recent book Fighting Hislam, Susan Carland talks with Muslim women about how they are making a stand for their sex, while holding fast to their faith.
Australian women are suffering from a crisis of confidence at work; captives of an inner voice that warns them they’re not good enough. Accustomed to being overlooked and undervalued, when women do get to the top they explain their success away as ‘luck’. But it’s not. Not Just Lucky exposes the secret shame of Australian workplaces: That offices, factories, shops and worksites remain gendered, unfair and unequal. Drawing on case studies, extensive research and her own experience in media and politics Jamila Rizvi makes a compelling case for the existence of systemic disadvantage that robs women of their confidence. Often without them even realising it.
Join Susan Carland and Jamila Rizvi for a night of inspiring insight.
A book signing will follow the vent, with books on sale during the evening.
RSVPs are essential, book now and don’t miss out!
This is a free event.
234 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000