Former PM reflects on her ‘misogyny speech’
Ten years after delivering her famous speech in the Federal Parliament, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard will appear in conversation at the University of Adelaide to reflect on the pervasive issue of misogyny in our community.
This event coincides with the new book by Australia’s first female Prime Minister Not Now, Not Ever which explores the history and culture of misogyny, the contents of the patriarchy’s toolbox, and gender and misogyny in the media and politics.
Professor Gillard, an alumna, joined the University of Adelaide as a Visiting Honorary Professor in 2013.
“I’m honoured to return to my alma mater, the University of Adelaide, which is a place that is very close to my heart,” said The Honorary Professor Julia Gillard AC.
“I have great memories of being involved in university life as President of Adelaide University Union, and serving as a student representative on the University Council."
Not Now, Not Ever includes contributions from Mary Beard, Jess Hill, Jennifer Palmieri, Chanel Contos, members of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, and more.
While the in-person event has sold out, it will be livestreamed and a recording will be made available online in the days after the event.
“I’m honoured to return to my alma mater, the University of Adelaide, which is a place that is very close to my heart. I have great memories of being involved in university life as President of Adelaide University Union, and serving as a student representative on the University Council."Honorary Professor and former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard AC.
Professor Gillard studied Law and Arts at the University of Adelaide from 1979 to 1981. She was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University of Adelaide in 2019, in acknowledgement of her exceptionally distinguished service to Australian society and to the University.
Since retiring from politics Professor Gillard has continued her public service and advocacy of the importance of education in many roles, including as Chair of mental health awareness body Beyond Blue, and as Chair of the Global Partnership for Education.
WHEN: Friday 14 October 2022, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
WATCH A RECORDING LATER: A recording will be available on the University of Adelaide YouTube after the event.
Eleanor Danenberg, Media & Communications Assistant, The University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61 (0)427 346 981. Email: email@example.com