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Workshop: Feminist Writing Centre of Democracy in collaboration with Writers SA

30 June 2019 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

Feminism has made a thrilling mainstream resurgence with the rise of digital media and the urgency of #MeToo, in what is being dubbed the fourth-wave of feminism, focused on combatting sexual harassment, assault, and misogyny. But women (and a few men!) have been writing from a feminist perspective for centuries in various forms and pursuits.

This workshop will acquaint you with key feminist writers both past and present, and help you find your own feminist voice across writing forms and genres.

Venue: Hetzel Lecture Theatre (Institute Building), State Library of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Cost: $115 (Writers SA Member Price $77)

Click here for more information or to register for the Feminist Writing Workshop


Inspiring South Australian Aboriginal Women Impacting the World Australia Day Council of SA

30 July 2019 (4:45pm to 8pm)

This forum will showcase Inspiring Aboriginal Women who are committed to making a difference in the world through their service and work in the community. Their dedication in working towards the betterment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people shows immense leadership and importance in shaping the greater Australian landscape.

The panel of speakers will discuss their personal background and influences in their formation as a leader, the driving forces behind their work and how they believe they are making an impact in the world.

Speakers include Karina Lester, April Lawrie, Kerrynne Liddle, Yaritji Young, Kirstie Parker, Vicky Welgraven, and Rosemary Wanganeen. There will also be performances from Nancy Bates, Vonda Last, and Of Desert and Sea.

Venue: Australian Wine Centre

Cost : $25


Onward and Upwards: Suffrage 125 Centre of Democracy and Ayers House

Various dates from July to November 2019

Student education program



125th Anniversary of Women Suffrage & Women in Agriculture and Business' (WAB) State Gathering Women in Agriculture and Business

19 August 2019

Their Triumph, Our Motivation. Join WAB for their State Gathering and an event to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of women's suffrage in SA.  This event is open to the public as well as WAB Member

Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, 145 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf (Upper Northern Room)

Cost : $40 (including morning tea and lunch)

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Strenuous work: the campaign for women's suffrage State Library of South Australia

13 September 2019

After years of strenuous work and campaigning, in 1894 South Australia became one of the first places in the world to grant the vote to women. In this program we explore the voices of those who fought long and hard for a say in how women's lives were run. This program concludes with an optional tour of the Centre of Democracy.

FREE EVENT Bookings essential

A Cross Cultural Exploration of Women's Rights Through Time to Commemorate 125 years of Women's Suffrage in SA Muslim Women's Association of SA

28 September 2016

Guest speakers include Mandy Paul (History Trust of SA) and Dr Nada Ibrahim (Centre for Islamic Thought and Education)

For more information call 8212 0800 or email

All Year

Her Story: Inspiring Women in Science South Australian Museum

16 November 2018 to 15 November 2019

Women have made significant contributions to science throughout history. Her Story: Inspiring Women in Science will celebrate four amazing women who are blazing their own trails and encouraging others to follow in their footsteps. By sharing their stories, these role models inspire the next generation of young women to follow their dreams and careers in science and humanities.

FREE EVENT - No Booking required

Ceiling Smashers

The Advertiser has put together a series of pieces celebrating 125 women they call 'ceiling smashers' - women who broke down barriers in a range of fields. Click here to have a look at the 'ceiling smashers' series!

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