16 Days events in the west

The events are listed by date.

Tuesday 10 November

Event name: The Modelling Respect and Equality Program (MoRE)

Time and Date: 10 November  to 8 December 2020, every Tuesday 7pm to 9pm

Location: Online.

About: The program will train and support people to become influencers for change across Hobsons Bay, with a focus on male health, through supporting boys and men to be the best versions of themselves, without limitations. it’s an emerging area focusing on male health and wellbeing. This is open to all genders and available to have two people from the same group participate together.

Please note a second intake may be taken in 2021 so please register your interest if you are unable to meet the current timeline but will be interested in future programs.

More information and register: www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Community-services/Gender-equity/Modelling-Respect-and-Equality-MoRE-Program

 


Monday 23 November

Event name: Escaping Gender Stereotypes: workshops for men

Time and Date: This workshop will run over 2 sessions on 23 November and 7 December 7:30pm-9:00pm.

 Location: Online.

About: Don’t you think it’s time we freed men from outdated masculine stereotypes and gendered clichés? Do you want to be a role model to show men and boys that being a good man is really just about being a good person?

Join other men across Melton and Wyndham to learn in a welcoming and friendly online environment across two workshops. These workshops will be run by Wyndham City Council in partnership with Melton City Council.

More information and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128074286639  or contact Stew Greig on stewart.greig@wyndham.vic.gov.au


Wednesday 25 November

Event name: Melton City Libraries 16 Days of Activism Surprise Book Packs

Time and Date: 25 November – 10 December

Location: Click and Collect library service.

About: Interested in reading female authors and learning more about issues that impact women and challenging gender stereotypes? Melton City Libraries are offering library members the opportunity to select a surprise book packs as part of 16 Days of Activism.

More information and register: Please contact respect.responsibility@vu.edu.au if you would like to attend.

Event name: Building Respectful Futures Together: Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Forum 2020

Time and Date: November 25, 2.00—3.30pm

Location: Online.

About: Victoria University (VU) has a strong commitment to preventing gender-based violence. The University’s new strategy for preventing gender-based violence, Building Respectful Futures Together, builds on the important achievements so far and positions support for gender equality as an essential attribute of 21st century leaders. Join us to hear from current and future leaders about the work being undertaken to address violence and inequality, within and beyond VU. The event will also be the premiere of the regional partnership Preventing Violence Together’s “16 Days of Allyship” short film, showcasing male allies speaking about why they became involved in this work.

More information and register: Please contact respect.responsibility@vu.edu.au if you would like to attend.

Event name: Virtual Preschool Story Time

Time and Date: November 25, 10:30am

Location: Online.

About: Brimbank City Council are hosting a virtual storytime through there libraries where they will be reading books that support gender equality and gender equitable representations.

More information and register: https://www.brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au/index.php

 


Thursday 26 November

Event name: See What You Made Me Do: Jess Hill in conversation with Anna Krien

Time and Date: 26 November, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Location: Online.

About: Domestic abuse is a national emergency. Combining forensic research with riveting storytelling, See What You Made Me Do radically rethinks how to confront the national crisis of fear and abuse in our homes. Jess Hill in conversation with local author Anna Krien explore these issues, organised by Hobson’s Bay City Council.

Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators  and the systems that enable them in the spotlight. See What You Made Me Do is a deep dive into the abuse so many women and children experience – abuse that is often reinforced by the justice system they trust to protect them. Critically, it shows that we can drastically reduce domestic violence – not in generations to come, but today.

More information and register (bookings essential): https://libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/whats-on/library-events/community-learning/2694-see-what-you-made-me-do-anna-krien-in-conversation-with-jess-hill

 Please note: This is an online event. Registrations will close two hours before the session. You will be emailed a link prior to the event along with instructions on how to participate.

If you need any help you can contact us by phone 1300 462 542 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, via email at library@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au, or via Instagram DM or Facebook Message.

 


Friday 27 November

 

Event name: Family Violence and the Law

Time and Date: 27 November, 10am

Location: Online.

About: Join Melton Brimbank Community Legal Centre as they provide insight into your legal rights in relation to family violence matters and the law.

More information and register: https://melton.webwiredsolutions.com.au/web/webcal.php?event=view&event_id=11691&t=1606395600 or email librarybookings@melton.vic.gov.au


 

Saturday 28 November

Event name: See What You Made Me Do – Jess Hill Author Talk

Time and Date: 28 November, 11am

Location: Online (Zoom link made available after registration).

About: Investigative journalist and Stella prize-winner Jess Hill will discuss her award winning book, See What You Made Me Do. It concerns the abuse so many women and children experience – abuse that is often reinforced by the justice system they trust to protect them. It shows that we can drastically reduce the violence – not in generations to come, but today. This event is hosted by Melton City Council.

More information and register: https://melton.webwiredsolutions.com.au/web/webcal.php?event=view&event_id=11692&t=1606482000 or email librarybookings@melton.vic.gov.au


Sunday 29 November

Event name: Performance of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ by Pitchface choir

Time and Date: 29 November

Location: Online (via Maribyrnong City Council’s Facebook page).

About:

Tune in to Maribyrnong City Council’s Facebook page on Sunday 29 November to view a powerful performance by west-side women’s choir Pitchface of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ by The Cure.

Written in 1979 by Robert Smith, ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ highlights the way that men and boys in society have traditionally been bought up to hide their emotions. There is now strong evidence from organisations including OurWatch and VicHealth that these stereotyped constructions of masculinity do great harm to men and boys, and are drivers of violence against women. The song is a call to action to free men and boys from outdated stereotypes around what it means to be a man, and to build a safer and more equal society.

To learn more about upcoming 16 Days events, visit the website maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/16days


Monday 30 November

Event name: Virtual Family Story Time

Time and Date: November 30, 10:30am

Location: Online.

About: Brimbank City Council are hosting a virtual storytime through there libraries where they will be reading books that support gender equality and gender equitable representations.

More information and register: https://www.brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au/index.php