Don’t tell me to smile: Blak feminism and intersectionality

Wed 7 Mar 2018

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Main Exhibition Gallery

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Join us for an evening of reciprocity and exchange exploring intersectionality in feminism, in relation to systems of oppression, domination, and discrimination. Chaired by Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara artist, curator, academic and Co-Curator of Unfinished Business, Paola Balla, this panel discussion will identify and question the challenges of blak feminism and intersectionality today in Australia and more widely.


  • Maddee Clark and Neika Lehman, writers and current editors of uN Magazine. Maddee Clark is a Yugambeh freelance writer, curator and educator. Neika Lehman is a poet and art writer, she belongs to the Trawlwoolway peoples of North-East Tasmania
  • Kate Just, artist, exploring feminist representations of the body through a range of media, and lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
  • Nina Lykke, gender studies scholar, author of ‘Feminist Studies: A Guide to Intersectional Theory, Methodology and Writing’ (2010), professor at Linköping University, Sweden
  • Paola Balla, Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara artist, curator and academic, Victoria University, and Co-Curator of Unfinished Business

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