Frankston City Council jumps on board with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence international campaign that challenges violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
To provoke thought Jax Jacki Brown will be speaking at Frankston Library. Jax is a Disability & LGBTI/Queer rights activist, writer, spoken-word performer, public speaker and disability sex educator. Jax says that, "Disability is not a personal tragedy but a sociopolitical question." Jax holds a BA in Cultural Studies and Communication where she examined the intersections between disability and LGBTIQ identities and their respective rights movements. Jax is a member of the Victorian Ministerial Council on Women's Equality, the Victorian governments' LGBTI taskforce Health and Human Services Working Group and the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commissions Disability Reference Group. She was named one of the 25 LGBTI People to Watch in 2015 and is a co-producer of Quippings: Disability Unleashed a disability performance troupe in Melbourne. Jax teaches in disability at Victoria University and enjoys transmitting her passion for disability rights into practical applications for students. Through her presentations at conferences and universities, and her extensive publications, she provides a powerful insight into the reasons why society needs to change, rather than people with disabilities.
Join Jax Jacki Brown at Frankston Library on Monday 26 November at 12pm.
This is a FREE event but bookings are essential.