Contemporary Feminisms

FRN Upcoming event on Contemporary Feminism


Feminism is a term both feared and revered. Contemporary feminisms make bold and rebellious statements, as well as operate as commodified forms of empowerment. Subsequently, significant debates have emerged around which feminism is best and how we should theorise and practice feminisms. To address the eagerness for greater discussion and practical advice about feminisms and feminist activisms, we invite undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and members of the community to join us, including self-identified feminists and those who wish to learn more about feminisms. The panel includes feminists within and beyond the academy to consider the questions, “how should we do feminisms in the contemporary moment?” and “how can we practice feminism, and do feminist activism, in our everyday lives?” To allow for open discussion, this event will be equally split between panellist speakers and Q&A.

Panellists: Dr Bianca Fileborn (University of Melbourne), Dr Ika Willis (UOW), Sara Khan (UOW alumna and co-host of FBi Radio’s Race Matters), Olivia Todhunter (UOW alumna and co-founder of UOW FemSoc), and Grace Jennings (Illawarra Women’s Health Centre).

Chaired by Dr Rachel Loney-Howes (University of Wollongong)

Tuesday 15 October 2019 4:30pm – 6:00pm Building 67, Room 102 (67.102)


The Doing Feminisms roundtable offers a timely opportunity to reflect on the impact of recent feminist mobilisation and activism such as that seen in the #MeToo movement. This event subsequently provides an opportunity to launch the collected edition #MeToo and the Politics of Social Change, co-edited by Dr Bianca Fileborn (University of Melbourne) in collaboration with Dr Rachel Loney-Howes (University of Wollongong).

Hosted by Dr Lisa Slater (University of Wollongong) Co-sponsored by the School of Health and Society

Tuesday 15 October 2019 6:00pm – 7:00pm Building 67 Foyer

Please RSVP by 8 October 2019 for the roundtable and/or book launch at

For more information please contact Amy Boyle at

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