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Grandmothers Know Best — Celebrating the Wisdom of our Elders

Powerhouse Theatre

Wise-women and matriarchs, or witches, hags and crones? The position of older women, and how they are treated in the family and community varies across cultures. But whether they have lived their lives on the global stage, or tended their families on a farm or in a village, they have worked for better lives for their daughters and grand-daughters, and have amassed a life-time of insights in the process. 

In this session, former Governor General of Australia and WOW Australia Patron Quentin Bryce speaks with some remarkable elders and grandmothers about the place of older women in their communities — and why it is that grandmothers really do know best. Facilitated by the Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation Virginia Haussegger AM and including from Bougainville leading human rights advocate Agnes Titus, and Jawoyn leader and traditional owner from Katherine in the Northern Territory Lisa Mumbin.

Earlier Event: April 8
Kardajala Kirridarra
Later Event: April 8
No More Prisons