RMIT’s Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) program partnered with Chalk Circle to deliver The Gender Dialogues 2015.
The inaugural conference series for Australian school students is designed to create conversations around gender literacy to empower the next generation.
The fun, informative and interactive educational event series for students in years 7-10 is funded by an international grant from the Obama Administration in Washington DC through the Consulate General of the United States in Melbourne.
The Gender Dialogues aims to support Australian schools in opening a healthy, safe and evidence-based discussion about gender literacy; provoking critical thinking among students on how issues of gender affect their everyday lives, giving students tools to feel empowered when facing gender-role related issues.
The panel event at RMIT was attended by 350 Victorian school students, featuring speakers such as journalist Tracey Spicer, Youth Without Borders founder Yassmin Abdel-Magied, former AFL player Jason Ball and National Tertiary Education Union indigenous organiser Celeste Liddle.
As part of the series, Chalk Circle will host other gender literacy events in Victorian and Northern Territory schools including a game show and workshop.