March 19th 2023 IWD, Book Launch and Lunch

Date: Sunday, 19 March 2023
Location: Mt Martha House

Speaker Jean Ker-Walsh, then the launch at 12 noon of "When Women Meet", a book currently being finalised which brings the history SWAN up to date and reflects on the impact of SWAN over more than 26 years,  followed by lunch to celebrate this important occasion. 

Jean Ker-Walsh is a strategic and media communications professional and co-Chair of Grandmother for Refugees (G4R). Jean has extensive experience in facilitating groups that are engaged in community based social action. Her presentation will focus on the recent history of G4R and the strategic approach that is being taken by the organisation and its members to advocate to change Australia’s inhumane refugee policies.

 In giving her address, Jean will help us to begin to dream about SWAN’s future, and to explore how SWAN can be further developed to ensure that it continues to involve and inspire women in the current context. This discussion will provide some initial ‘food for thought’ that will be pursued further at our May meeting. We anticipate that allowing time for members to reflect on SWAN’s history as recorded in ‘When Women Meet’ will also help to stimulate the May discussion.