Bluestocking week comes to Uni of Newcastle! 15th Aug 2012
Uni of Newcastle NTEU/NUSA BlueStocking Week event for staff and students.
Where: Isabella Restaurant, Callaghan campus.
When: Wed, 15th August 2012 @ 5.30pm. ‘Killing us Softly’:
Advertising’s Image of Women @ 6.30pm
Free for NTEU & NUSA members! $10 non-members (catering only)
RSVP 10 August 2012 (places are limited!)
UoN Staff RSVP: to NTEU Newcastle Branch at email@example.com
UoN students RSVP: to NUSA at firstname.lastname@example.org
DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR BLUESTOCKINGS (IF YOU DARE!!)
What is Bluestocking Week (from the NTEU Bluestocking Week web page http://www.nteu.org.au/women/bluestockingweek/history )
From the late 1980s through to the last decade Australian women students held 'Bluestocking Week' across the country- an opportunity to campaign about and celebrate women's participation in higher education.
While primarily focussed directly on education, Bluestocking Week also provides an opportunity for focus on other key campaigns such as sexual violence, reproductive rights, international solidarity, paid parental leave, equal rights at work and the right for women to go anywhere, anytime and speak out - whoever you are and however you look!
Why this film?
In the 'Bluestocking' tradition of critical thinking and 'rejection of restrictive social constructs around women' this screening of the film Killing Us Softly 4, Advertising's Image of Women by Jean Kilbourne, was suggested as an opportunity for staff and students of the University together in an informal environment for an educative and thought provoking activity in Bluestocking week. The film offers a critical examination of popular culture, advertising and unrealistic perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality.
Why come along?
In short- why not!! A staff and student get together with food, drinks and entertainment!
Download our flyer here and invite your friends