Call Me Dad Screening and Panel Discussion

When:
6pm to 8:30pm, 2 December 2015
Venue:
Level 3, YWCA House, 71 Northbourne Avenue, Civic
Cost:
$15 (Profits from the event will go towards our Respectful Relationships programs)

YWCA Canberra invites you to the Canberra premiere of  feature documentary Call Me Dad. Following the screening, join us for a panel discussion with local experts.

 As part of our involvement in the worldwide campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, we will be hosting a screening of Call Me Dad, an Australian documentary on domestic violence. This event will follow the national premiere on ABC1 on 26th November.

Call Me Dad is a story about men who have perpetrated, or are at risk of perpetrating, family violence. These men struggle to maintain intimate relationships without resorting to abuse, physical or otherwise. This documentary follows the men over several months, as they attempt to change themselves, and heal fragile bonds with their loved ones.

Following the documentary screening, a panel discussion will be held to explore the issue. The panel will be hosted by Frances Crimmins, Executive Director of YWCA Canberra, and will feature:

  • Alisa Draskovic, Founder, This is Not a Wife Beater Campaign
  • Greg Aldridge, Executive Director, Canberra Men’s Centre
  • Station Sergeant Joanne Cameron, Officer in Charge, Family Violence Coordination, ACT Policing
  • Kylie Travers, CEO, Author, Speaker and Anti-Domestic Violence & Homelessness Advocate

As well as a fascinating insight into this widespread and tragic issue, Call Me Dad is also a powerful tool to further elevate the conversation on family violence and how we can create meaningful change.

Call Me Dad was produced by Media Stockade, an independent media production company which specialises in creating high-quality, provocative and socially relevant content.

For more information, contact Jordan Lim, Communications & Advocacy Officer via email at jordan.lim@ywca-canberra.org.au or on phone (02) 6175 9900.

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