A Place to Call Home

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Older women want to live in a society which recognises their contribution and values them as an individual, regardless of their age. Older women are the new face of poverty and the fastest growing cohort amongst the homeless in Australia. Older women are also often excluded from the statistics of violence against women, and therefore remain hidden. Many older women are facing a future of economic uncertainty.

Join our conference and take part in the discussions because Older Women also Refuse to be Invisible and Forgotten! We are loud, feisty and ready to take up the new challenges ahead. Join us in Sydney on the 17th and 18th October and be part of the solution to secure the future of Older Women in Australia.

Join us and be part of something special! Register here.

Programme DAY ONE:

8:30am: Registration and welcome coffee, tea and biscuits

9:00am: Welcome to Country – Yvonne Weldon

9:10am: Darlington Public School Indigenous Choir National Anthem sung in Indigenous Language in recognition of the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages

9:20am: Welcome by President of NOWN, Aloma Fennell

9:25am: Message from Bronwyn Taylor, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women

9:30am: Keynote Speaker – Jane Caro, The Accidental Feminist

10:30am: Morning Tea

10:45am: PANEL Invisible & Unvalued – Let’s Fix Ageism – Jane Caro, Eva Cox, Professor Wendy Bacon, Professor Nareen Young

12:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Sing Out Strong Choir

1:15pm: PANEL How Feminism Changes the Narrative on Violence vs Women -Jenna Price, Amani Haydar, Moo Baulch, Jess Hill & Sharron McKinnon

2:15pm: Mansplaining by “It’s Still Germaine”

2:30pm: PANEL Affordable Housing: From Myth to Reality – Katherine McKernan, Debbie Georgopoulos, Romola Hollywood, Karen Walsh

3:30pm: Afternoon Tea

3:45pm: HEARTBEATS – Sutherland OWN Drumming Group

4:00pm: Closing Address – President of National OWN, Aloma Fennell

Programme DAY TWO:

8:30am: Registration of new delegates; Welcome Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

9am: Welcome to Country by Peter Shine

9:05am: Welcome to Day 2, President of National OWN, Aloma Fennell

9:15am: Performance by the Feisty Women of Oz, OWN Theatre Group

9:40am: Keynote Speaker: Susan Ryan, AO

10:15am: Morning Tea

10:45am: Meredith Burgmann – Women & Representation

11:05am: Kim Boettcher – Protecting Your Legacy

11:25am: Rita Martin (NSW Nurses & Midwives Association)

11:45am: Q & A session with Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO & Susan Ryan AO

12:45pm: Lunch

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