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Financial Abuse and Sexually Transmitted Debt: The Price Women Pay

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Not all intimate partner violence is physical. There is often financial control imposed within abusive relationships, and devastating, long-term financial impacts after leaving the relationship.
Financial abuse can take many forms. Women can inherit debt or poor credit ratings, lose property or have to deal with fines incurred by their abusive current or ex-partner.
Join us for an evening of conversation with experts and survivors as they share real-life stories and information about the effects of financial abuse and the road to recovery.
In partnership with Barwon Community Legal Service, Deakin University and Barwon Health.

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BOOK LAUNCH – JOHN BARTLETT – THE ARMS OF MEN

The Arms of Men is a collection of poetry by John Bartlett, published by the Melbourne Poets Union as part of their Union Poet Chapbook Series. John is the author of three novels, Towards a Distant Sea, Estuary and Jack Ferryman: Reluctant Private Investigator, as well as All Mortal Flesh, a collection of short stories and A Tiny & Brilliant Light,  his published non-fiction. Join John and fellow poet Maria Takolander as well as representatives from the Melbourne Poets Union to launch this inspiring collection. 

Sunday, 2 June 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Target 50/50: Women in Local Leadership Forum

Join us to celebrate local women leaders, encourage women candidates for the 2020 local government elections and to support the goal of gender equality in local government. The highlight of the evening will be the launch of Geelong’s Y WILD – Young Women in Local Democracy, by the Hon. Gabrielle Williams MP, Minister for Women, Youth and Prevention of Violence Against Women. Presented in partnership with Women in Local Democracy and Women’s Health and Wellbeing, Barwon South West.

Friday, 21 June 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM HEAT

Australian Poetry Slam is a live literary performance program where the audience decides the champion. With a nationwide round of 60 heats, the best slammers will perform for the chance to win the Australian Poetry Slam National Final at Sydney Opera House as part of Story-Fest. Hosted by writer, speaker, educator, performance poet, and Artist Ambassador for TEAR Australia, Joel McKerrow. Come along and compete or consume! 

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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TIM RICHARDS - COFFEE, MARZIPAN AND MELTDOWN

Author of Mind the Gap and other travel books, Tim Richards is an experienced travel writer with articles published in newspapers and magazines across the world and regular assignments for Lonely Planet. Join Tim for this unique travel talk where he recounts anecdotes from this amazing journey from Hamburg in Germany to Chernobyl in the Ukraine, via Denmark and Poland - including tales of a woman who leads a Hamburg Beatles tour by playing songs on a ukulele, and his experiences touring abandoned sites and sleeping overnight in Chernobyl, the site
of history’s worst nuclear disaster.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

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SOS – WILD LIFE RESCUE

Local Anakie wildlife carer Shelley Hyndman has always fostered a love for our native species. Join us as she shares her knowledge of how to rescue and care for these unique creatures and what it takes to release them back into the wild.

Saturday, 22 June 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Lara Library

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MARION PESCUD AND SUSAN SUTTON: THE ARTIST AND HER ART

This biography by local author Marion Pescud follows the journey of artist Susan Sutton, from the aspirations of her early years to the maturity of acclaimed recognition. Her works of art showcase Victoria's Southwestern coast along the Great Ocean Road, from Geelong to Lorne and beyond, with paintings that convey accuracy and a masterful understanding of the region, capturing the essence of the landscape and the culture of the people. Join Marion and Susan in conversation about the book and the art.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre