Forum, book launch and film preview, 'Women of Steel: Gender, Jobs and Justice at BHP', with preview of the ‘Jobs for Women’ film project.
Women of Steel is the inspiring story of a landmark struggle by 34, mostly unemployed, migrant women for jobs in the male-dominated steel industry in Wollongong in the 1980s. Their victory changed the face of anti discrimination law in Australia and their stories are an inspiration for all those campaigning for women’s rights and against corporate greed today.
To celebrate the launch of this new book and film project, join feminist activists as they share their perspectives on the fight for jobs, justice and equality today.
- Robynne Murphy - Jobs for Women activist, Wollongong;
- Lydia Shelly - lawyer, feminist, anti-islamophobia activist;
- Mich-Elle Myers, Maritime Union of Australia National Women's Liaison Officer
- Carla Gorton - co-author of 'Women of Steel: Gender, Jobs and Justice at BHP;
- Liah Lazarou - young feminist, student and single parent activist. Liah is a member of the South Australian Feminist Collective and Socialist Alliance
7pm, Friday 5th June, Green Theatre, University of Technology Sydney. Phone 8070 9331