Practical Talk: Common-sense responses to violence against women

We all have a role to play in reshaping the values and power structures that kill about a woman every week in Australia. But where do we start? 

To make gender violence a thing of the past, we need to update our beliefs about what is violence, get in the habit of speaking about perpetrators as much as bystanders, and understand that there are many different ways for people to recover from violence. 

And we also need to get the practical skills to help those seeking safety. At this event you can expect to learn what happens when you ring a DV hotline, how to plan an exit strategy, what to leave behind when you're going into emergency accommodation, what happens to pets in crisis, and many more practical things.

So come meet those who've been helping people escape domestic violence, and learn from them what helps in responding to violence in the home. 

An afternoon to have casual conversations about beliefs, language, and action. To understand the role that technology can play in abuse, the importance of consent, and get cluey about intimate partner secual violence.

This event is suitable for people of all genders and cultural backgrounds. 

Snacks will be provided on the day, but feel free to bring a plate to share. Extra points for baked goods on a feminist theme!

This event is co-organised by Cr Jonathan Sri and BRISSC (Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre)


May 27, 2017 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm


East Brisbane Bowls Club
38 Lytton Rd East Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland 4101
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Carolina · · 34 032 615


Taylor Redwood Anna Carlson Luke Reade Jonathan Sri Sriranganathan Carolina Caliaba Shelley Cheng David Olley Aleea Monsour Lillian Norris Navdeep S

Will you come?