Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Challenging women: towards equality in the Parliament of Victoria

Meet Madeline Grey, author of Challenging women: Towards equality in the Parliament of Victoria

When: Thursday 16 July at 7.30pm

Where: Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library, Cnr Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew

How to book: 9278 4666 or online.

In 1908 women in Victoria were granted the vote; Challenging Women explores the history of what happened when women sought to enter Parliament. From the foundation of the Women’s Electoral Lobby to the launch of EMILY’s List, Challenging Women tells the stories, and brings to life, the parliamentary experiences behind some of the 90 women elected to Victorian Parliament since then.

Melbourne historian, Dr Madeline Grey is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at University of Melbourne.

This session is free, however bookings are essential.

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