The Molly Hadfield Social Justice Oration is a community event held annually by the Darebin City Council in celebration of International Women's Day. The event is a tribute to respected Darebin resident Molly Hadfield OAM, who worked tirelessly to advance the rights of women and seniors.
The 2018 oration will feature Keynote Speaker: Mama Alto. Mama Alto is a gender transcendent diva, cabaret artiste, jazz singer and community activist. She is a non-binary trans femme person of colour who combines storytelling with singing and performance. Mama Alto believes in the potential of storytelling to touch others, through affirming or empowering them, or by challenging or confronting their views and ideas.
This year’s oration will explore gender, specifically the gender binary, its construction, and the ways in which that construction negatively impacts women, within the "Press for Progress" (IWD theme for 2018) of recognition of trans women as real women.
The evening will also feature MC Sherry-Rose Bih Watts and local performing artist Violet Tolhurst.
The event will include light refreshments.
If you have any accessibility requirements, please email Community.Wellbeing@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8522.