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Monday, June 14 • 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Consent, sex education and #MeToo in Jewish schools and Jewish texts

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In 2021 a petition by university student Chanel Contos put the spotlight on an epidemic of sexual violence against Australian school students by their peers. Meanwhile, Brittany Higgins bravely spoke up about sexual abuse happening within Federal Parliment itself. Unfortunately, women in Australia's Jewish community – like other women across Australia and like Jewish women in Israel and around the world – experience violence in a variety of contexts. In this panel, we bring together experts and educators for a frank look at the issue of consent. Is there a Jewish textual perspective on consent? What is a healthy Jewish sex ethic? Are we doing a good job teaching students about sex and consent in Jewish schools? How can we challenge gendered power imbalances in our community, and what needs to be done to combat a culture of violence and silence?

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Kerri Sackville

Kerri Sackville is an Australian author and social commentator. She is a regular columnist for Sunday Life magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age and news.com.au, and her latest book is Out There: A Survival Guide for Dating in Midlife. Find Kerri on Twitter @kerrisackville... Read More →

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Melinda Jones

Melinda Jones is a feminist human rights lawyer and political theorist, currently serving as President of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia. She is working on two books: Safeguarding Australia's Children: Eugenics, Medical Treatment & the Law and Women Who Built the... Read More →
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Judith Levitan

Judith Levitan is a lawyer with over 15 years experience in the field of social justice. She is a member of the Jewish Alliance Against Family Violence, runs women’s tefillah services and teaches bat mitzvah. She was recently conferred rabbinic ordination (smicha) from Yeshivat... Read More →
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Matt Friedman

Matt founded 2 Birds 1 Bee, a youth-run sex and relationship education project in 2016, the year after graduating high-school, with a passion to bring these conversations to as many young people as possible. He is an experienced facilitator who has worked with thousands of young people... Read More →

Monday June 14, 2021 6:45pm - 7:45pm AEST
Room 4
  Society and politics