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Join guest speakers Kerry Wilson and Prof. Bob Pease for an insightful forum discussion on the role of Council and the workplace in promoting gender equality and engaging men in violence prevention. 

Tuesday 29 November 2022, 11am – 12.15pm 

Kulin Bulok and Bagung Bulok rooms 
Merri-bek Civic Centre - 90 Bell Street, Coburg 3058 

RSVP to by Friday 25 November 2022.  

For further information contact Civic Events on 9240 1111. 

Light refreshments provided on arrival. 

About our guest speakers 

Kerry Wilson 

Kerry is a public sector and community leader focused on creating environments that foster access, equity, sustainability, and participation for almost 30 years. Key areas include physical activity and gender equality, driving systemic change in the public sector and representation in public place commemoration.  

Kerry is a freelance consultant, board director and volunteer. She is a founding member of Women in Gippsland, cofounder and now project lead for the Put Her Name On It Campaign and cofounder of the Advertising (in)Equality project. 

Prof. Bob Pease 

Bob is Adjunct Professor in Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania and Honorary Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University. He has been involved in profeminist politics with men for many years, was a founding member of Men Against Sexual Assault in Melbourne and continues to be involved in community education and campaigns against men’s violence against women. He has published extensively on masculinity politics and critical social work practice. 

His presentation on engaging men in prevention of violence against women will outline arguments for involving men and what principles should inform their involvement, further the best strategies for engagement and how to address resistance to change. 

In 2022, Respect Victoria and Safe and Equal are partnering to deliver and support local community engagement with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence state-wide campaign. Merri-bek City Council has been funded under Respect Victoria’s 16 Days of Activism grassroots initiative.

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Merri-bek City Council
May Haeder
Phone: 9240 1111