|Date:||Wednesday 21 Nov, 10am - 5pm|
|Location:||AUT City Campus
WF Building, 710 and 711
In a spirit of advancement and hope, this symposium addresses issues related to gender and diversity from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives; whether theoretical, methodological, practical or pedagogical in terms of implications.
Keynote presentations from industry and community practitioners, academics and postgraduate students will be given.
A central aim of the day is to celebrate 125 years of female suffrage and provide thoughtful feedback and discussion among our growing network of gender and diversity practitioners, scholars and community activists.
Sandra Dickson (National Council of Women of NZ – Gender Equal NZ) will discuss the results of NZ’s first Gender Attitudes Survey and facilitate a discussion on the findings.
Janet Charman (poet) will discuss how we cope and adjust personally, when a dominant culture trope we have been accustomed to view in one way, as "well loved", is discomfortingly reframed to recognise our (sexually and racially) colonising past. The presentation will focus on John Mulgan’s iconic 1939 Aotearoa NZ novel Man Alone in terms of its long-denied homoerotic subtext and asks if we are ready to recognise Mulgan's sexually complex representation of masculinity: a view critically unacknowledged for the past eighty years.
Reflections on the Theme: 125 Years of Female Suffrage: Challenges and Hope in Gender & Diversity Research and Practice.