The best tweets from IWDA’s intersectionality panel discussion

November 2, 2017

The crowd at IWDA's Gender Drinks. Photo: Laura Bishop/Twitter
The crowd at IWDA's Gender Drinks. Photo: Laura Bishop/Twitter

IWDA’s Gender Drinks are a space for the feminist community to come together and expand thinking and practice within a collective discussion. Last Thursday, IWDA, alongside some absolute powerhouses of the feminist movement, held a panel discussion in Melbourne that was all about intersectionality. Joined by Hana Assafiri, Jax Jacki Brown and Viva Tatawaqa, we talked about what intersectional feminism is, why it is important, how everyone puts it into practise in their own ways.

With a sold-out house and many of our followers living interstate and overseas, not everyone could make it. Luckily, Twitter was on fire, and drew out the major takeaways from the night under the hashtag #intersectionalityIWDA.

If you missed out on the panel, these will give you a great taste of what was discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re interested in attending events like these in the future, email online@iwda.org.au to express your interest.

Hana Assafiri is passionate about increasing intercultural understanding through creating spaces for respectful cross-cultural engagements. Hana’s first restaurant, the popular Moroccan Soup Bar in North Fitzroy, provides employment opportunities for marginalised members of the community and her Speed-Date-A-Muslim events are an innovative way to spark meaningful conversation.

Jax Jacki Brown is a disability and LGBTI consultant, writer, spoken-word performer, disability sexuality educator and workshop designer. Jax’s work has been described as provocative, political and humorous and provides a powerful insight into why society needs to change, rather than people with disabilities.

Viva Tatawaqa is a Management Collective member of Diverse Voices and Action for Equality (DIVA) in Fiji. DIVA works to create diverse opportunities and safe spaces for Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transmasculine people and marginalized women to fully participate in all areas of life and community in Fiji.

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