3:00pm, Sunday 11 Nov
Buy tickets from $12
Hosted by Muse
Throughout 2017, the queer and gender-diverse community of Australia undertook an incredible campaign of everyday activism around marriage equality. Individuals and collectives shared personal stories with their networks – from social media to workplace to school playground. Tears and rage were purged – often documented as poems, photos, short stories, status updates, tweets, blog posts, political cartoons, and videos. Many were shocked at the vitriol directed at ‘Yes’ voters – to faces, in letterboxes and online, even in ‘secret’ Facebook groups. By the end, many were truly exhausted. And yes, the legislation went through. Yes, more people can get married now. But many have been left wondering whether it was worth it. Many are living with the ongoing grief of having their lives and those of their loved ones up for public debate.
Going Postal is two books in one: a celebration of the ‘Yes’ result, of the empowerment gained and joy felt by those directly and indirectly affected. It’s also however a protest book, one that is angry and sad due to the trauma enacted upon people.
Meet one of the editors of Going Postal, Quinn Eades, in conversation with Dr Hannah McCann.
In collaboration with ANU Gender Institute and their Happy anniversary? event
Tickets: $12 (includes a complimentary glass of house wine or soft drink)