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Feminist Killjoys Reading Group

The final duo of events in the FKRG 2019 calendar will occur on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th December. If you still haven’t booked your spot, please do via the links below:

Both events are free, but bookings are essential! If you’d like to attend both events, please book in for both. A full dinner will be provided on Saturday, and desserts and snacks will be provided on Sunday. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available at both events.

We have been hard at work preparing for this weekend and we hope you can join us in killing joy and feeling good. Here’s what we have in store for you:

SATURDAY, 5-8PM

5:00 Welcome to country by Erin ‘Burramaring’ Wilkins
5:30 Conversation starters (a group discussion based on questions used for the Feminist Killjoys Sound Archive. An audio recording will be made of this discussion for the Sound Archive—please let us know if you have any issues with this)
6:15 Presentations from FKRG core group members
7:15 Film screenings
8:00 End

SUNDAY, 2-6PM

2:00 Acknowledgement of country and welcome
2:30 Open space with a carousel of activities offered by FKRG core group members
5:00 Walking the Talk: Navigating the Feminist Killjoys Sound Archive ~ a self-guided tour
5:30 Closing ceremony led by artist Rajni Shah
6:00 End

We invite you to bring a book and/or something yummy for our shared library and potluck

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This group is a growing community of people who identify as feminist killjoys, or who wish to learn more about the figure of the feminist killjoy in a respectful and inclusive setting. The project is inspired by the work of Sara Ahmed, and her blog feministkilljoys.com.

Public sessions run every last Saturday of the month on Darug land in Blacktown, and are led by a core group of five young artists working in collaboration with mentor Rajni Shah, co-ordinator Sanki Tennakoon and creative facilitator Ellen O’Brien. For more information visit facebook.com/FeministKilljoysRG.

You can also read more about the Feminist Killjoys Reading Group via their zine here.

Throughout 2019, we’re supporting a number of diverse projects from young people and emerging practitioners as part of the Young Residents Program. All artists have strong voices and sharp insights into contemporary practice and cultural representation, and their collective talents include literature, performance, live art, film and community practice. Feminist Killjoys Reading Group is part of the Young Residents Program.

Western Sydney University is the Young Residents Program founding partner. The program is made possible through the generous support of the Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.