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International Women’s day

The Canberra Labor Club invites you to dinner to celebrate International Women’s Day

“Choose to Challenge”

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements.

Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

Get your group together or join us individually for a 3-course dinner with drinks included and let’s talk about what we can do and choose to challenge and help forge a gender equal world together!

  • Thursday 11th March 2021
  • 6.00pm for a 6.30pm Start
  • Canberra Labor Club Belconnen
  • 51 Chandler Street Belconnen ACT 2914

Tickets $78.00 per person and includes 3-course dinner and drinks throughout the evening, great live entertainment, and much more, all funds raised will support local charities including Roundabout Canberra.

Book online HERE or by phoning 02 62515522

Hosted by the Wonderful Genevieve Jacobs the Group Editor for Region Media, Australia’s fastest-growing digital news platform. Genevieve chairs the ACT arts minister’s Creative Advisory Council and co-chairs the ACT Reconciliation Council.

She sits on the boards of the Cultural Facilities Corporation, the National Folk Festival, and Canberra International Music Festival, and is a director of the Conflict Resolution Service and the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. She is also a champion for a number of organisations including the Capital Region Landkeeper’s Trust and ACT Wildlife Rescue. Genevieve has an enduring interest in building and strengthening community engagement, and is a partner in the family farming enterprise.

Inspirational Guest Speakers include:

Tara Cheyne

Tara Cheyne is the Labor member for Ginninnderra (covering most of Belconnen) in the ACT Legislative Assembly. Tara was first elected to the Assembly in October 2016 aged 29.

Following her re-election to the Assembly in October 2020, Tara was appointed to Cabinet as Minister for the Arts, Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Minister for Human Rights, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Assistant Minister for Economic Development.

Before entering the Assembly, Tara worked in the Commonwealth public service and was active in her local community, including serving on the Belconnen Arts Centre board and as Chair of the Belconnen Community Council. She was also well known for her popular blog In The Taratory promoting all things related to the Australian Capital Territory.

Ginger Gorman

An award-winning social justice journalist and author of the bestselling book, Troll Hunting. Ginger’s media career spans over 20 years interviewing everyone from eminent scientists and artists to harden criminal and vicious internet trolls. Ginger published award-winning Troll hunting in February 2019 and has spoken extensively about trolling and social media self defense in Australia and global contexts

Sarah Watson

In 1997 Sarah Watson commenced Officer Training at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and graduated with a BA Politics. In December 2000, following a year at the Royal Military College Duntroon, she was commissioned into the Australian Intelligence Corps where she served in several Intelligence Roles within the Australian Army including in Iraq in 2006/07.

As a result of her service, Sarah was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder and was subsequently medically discharged from the Army in 2015.

Sarah struggled with her mental health and condition for some time and eventually connected with veteran organization Soldier On. Sarah is now a proud Ambassador for Soldier On, a passionate advocate for veterans. Sarah now works as a Project Manager in a Strategic Development Group based in Yass and her current projects are focused on gender equality and veteran’s wellbeing.

Hannah Andrevski

Founder of Roundabout Canberra, Hannah was on maternity leave when she wanted to pass on some of her high-quality baby items to people less fortunate than herself.

She could not find such a redistribution service in Canberra. So, after doing her research, she decided to start her own charity.

So far, the charity has provided more than 2800 children with packs of items that may include safety-checked car seats, cots and prams as well as linen, clothing and toys.

Roundabout Canberra believes every child deserves a safe start and every family deserves dignity.

Nip Wijewickrema

Nipuni (Nip) Wijewickrema is a passionate and driven young woman, trying to change the world one flower at a time. At the age of 20, Nip realised there was a lack of meaningful employment opportunities for people with special needs, specifically ­her sister Gayana who has Down Syndrome. Unable to sit back and let Gayana live a life without purpose, Nip and her family established Canberra’s most­ loved floral business ­GG’s Flowers.

Nip maintains close connections to the community and has been a volunteer suicide and crisis counsellor for Lifeline Australia for over five years. In 2016, Nip was named the ACT Young Australian of the Year.

Please join us for an evening where we will come together to continue the conversation on gender equality.

Together we can #Choosetochallenge