GOMA TALKS: TOXIC MASCULINITY
6.30–7.30PM MON 23 SEP 2019 │GOMA │FREE
The lively evening discussion program GOMA Talks returns during ‘Quilty’. Join guest panellists and host Paul Barclay (ABC Radio National, Big Ideas) as they explore toxic masculinity – examining how it manifests, what toll it has on our society and whether it is possible to incite change, or will ‘boys continue to be boys’?
View the live stream of GOMA Talks and share your comments, feedback and questions to the panel using the twitter hash tag #GOMAtalks or SMS 04 888 TALKS (82557).
GOMA Talks sessions are free and no bookings are required to attend. Seating is limited, please arrive early to secure your seat.
Open from 5.15pm
Drop in to the Cinema Foyer before the session to enjoy food and drink offerings at the GOMA Talks pop-up bar.
Open from 5.15 – 6.30pm
Why not make a night of it? Experience the ‘Quilty’ exhibition, prior to the GOMA Talks session.
Host: Paul Barclay
ABC Radio National, Big Ideas
Paul Barclay is a Walkley Award winning journalist and broadcaster with an appetite for ideas and in-depth analysis and discussion. Paul has produced countless stories over more than twenty years for an array of programs on virtually all ABC radio networks.
Writer, activist and founder of the Not One More Niki campaign
Tarang Chawla is a writer, activist and founder of Not One More Niki, a movement to end men's violence against women, named in memory of his sister Nikita, who was murdered in 2015. Tarang is a Young Australian of the Year Finalist, University of Melbourne Rising Star Award Winner and AFL Community Champion Award recipient. This year, Pro Bono Australia listed Tarang as one of Australia’s Top 25 Most Influential People Working for Social Change. Tarang holds honours degrees in Media & Communications, Law and Gender Studies from the University of Melbourne and is an Ambassador for Our Watch and the Carlton Respects program.
Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Men and Masculinities
Dr Michael Flood is a researcher on men, masculinity, gender, and violence prevention. He’s also an educator and activist, who has published widely on topics ranging from pro-feminist men’s advocacy to violence to pornography. He is the author of Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention (2018) and lead editor of Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality (2015) and The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (2007). His research has attracted $1.8 million of external funding.
Professor of Media, Macquarie University, author and journalist
Catharine Lumby is an academic, author of six books and a journalist. Since 2004, Catharine has worked in a pro-bono role advising the National Rugby League on cultural change and education programs for players. Catharine is a regular contributor to The Guardian on gender issues and has been the recipient of nine Australian Research Council grants. She has completed research projects for organisations as diverse as Google Australia, the Australian Communication and Media Authority, the Australian Sports Commission and the National Rugby League.
Mental health advocate, professional boxer and former rugby league player
Joe Williams is a Wiradjuri, First Nations Aboriginal man born in Cowra. Joe played in the National Rugby League for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs, before switching to professional Boxing. Although forging a successful professional sporting career, Joe battled the majority of his life with suicidal ideation and Bipolar Disorder, and after a suicide attempt in 2012 felt his purpose was to help people who struggle with mental illness. Joe is an author and has contributed to Transformation: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph (2016) and released the autobiography Defying The Enemy Within (2018). In 2018, Joe was awarded Suicide Prevention Australia's LiFE Award for his outstanding work in communities across Australia.