SCUM Conference Program *UPDATED*July 24, 2011
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Thursday 22nd September *note* the launch is not part of the official SCUM program
13:00 Feminist Book Launch @ Parliament House: Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry: Spinifex Press
Friday 23rd September: Theme – Women Revolting and Revolting Women
9:00 Conference overview, acknowledgement of country, breakfast, board games and hang out with other A-Mazing thrill seeking females.
11:00 What does feminism really mean? Eva Harper + Lyn Ariel
The first session of the conference will explore what feminism really means and whether there are distortions and misconceptions of feminism currently being perpetuated throughout society.
12:00 Women keeping peace through men’s war time: Noushin Arefadib
Solutions to critical feminist issues of rape and violence against women during war.
2:00 Revolution Revisited: Framework for a Radical Feminist Future Betty McLellan
Questions and discussion about the future of feminism and the role of radical feminists in that future. Is a feminist revolution still on our agenda? If so, what would such a revolution look like? Is a feminist revolution even possible in today’s socio-political climate? My emphasis will be on the need for us to embrace today’s challenges and push ahead with courage and determination.
3:30 Afternoon Tea
4:00 Revolting Women Go Public: Lyn Ariel
Session on reasons behind and meanings of slogans.
5:00 Drinks and Social Time
Saturday 24th September: Theme – Creative and thrill-seeking Hags
9:00 “Heart of Feminism” expressive workshop with creative writing and construction: Georgi Stone
11:00 Morning Tea
11:30 RadLesFem conversations about goddesses and lesbians too sacred to mention: Spider Redgold
An Afternoon to Re-Member Valerie Solanas:
2:00 Up your Ass – Kat Pinder
An overview of the life and work of our well loved civic minded, responsible, thrill seeking sister.
2:30 A look back at the SCUM Manifesto – Chris Sitka
What the SCUM Manifesto meant to me (and other radical feminists) at the time and a look back at it from our current perspective
3:45 Fem-manifesto-ing – Susan Hawthorne
An examination of feminist manifestos and comparisons to the SCUM Manifesto
5:00 End of session
7:00 Creative Hags Performance Evening (food + wine provided)
Sunday 25th September: Theme: Re-Membering Sisterhood + Feminist Identity
9:00 From Skipping-Rope to Splitting-Hairs : Women in Conflict: Rain Lewis
Many feminist/lesbian groups will go through “splits”. This presentation will explore various ways and means of girls and women-only conflicts for discussion from both political and personal perspectives.
10:15 Morning Tea
10:30 Radical Activist Strategies: Samantha Berg
Zero risk through high risk acts of resistance and reclamation.
11:45 Telling Lies about little girls: porn scripts: Ryl Harrison
This presentation will look at how porn scripts work in the everyday lives of girls aged between 9 and 13 years.
12: 30 Lunch
1:00 Womyn Only: Re-claiming Sister Space: Dani Tauni
Reclaiming our womyn’s spaces, festivals and communities and Re-membering Our Positively Revolting Lesbian Feminist Identities.
2:30 Afternoon Tea
3:00 Open Space session
learn more about and discuss the work of some of our favourite feminists from around the world: Bring your favourite feminist books!
4:30 Closing Session and debrief
5:00 End of Conference