Stalking, trolling and cyberbullying: a Law Week event

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Sir Zelman Cowen Centre

Victoria University City Queen Street Campus

Lecture Theatre G02, 295 Queen Street (enter from Little Lonsdale Street)

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Sisters in Crime is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 13th Law Week event, kindly sponsored by Victoria Law Foundation.

Ginger Gorman, Emma A Jane, and Rachel Cassidy talk to The Age journalist Wendy Tuohy about the newish crime of cyberhate and the not-so-new crime of stalking, and the devastating, sometimes deadly, effects these crimes can have on people’s lives.

Bookings are essential, so to avoid disappointment book your ticket now!
Doors open at 6pm with the panel discussion commencing at 6.30pm sharp.

Journalist Ginger Gorman wrote Troll Hunting: Inside the world of online hate and its fallout after becoming a victim of trolls who also threatened her family: ‘I’m Jewish, I’m a feminist, I’m left-wing, I’m in a mixed-race marriage, I’m in the media. I tick every single box.’ Ginger decided to go online to find out what motivated the trolls – young white men. She also examines the feeble job social media companies are doing to curb online hatred and discusses the multi-faceted problems faced by law enforcement

Misogyny Online: A short (and brutish) history by Emma A Jane, a leading international researcher in this field, explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate and how the architecture of the cybersphere offers users unprecedented opportunities to engage in this form of hate speech. She is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Sydney where she recently led a three-year, government-funded study into gendered cyberhate and other online misogyny. In 2016, she was named Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year for excellence in communication and journalism research for the public benefit.

Rachel Cassidy, herself the target of a stalker, is CEO of Stop Stalking Now Foundation, which provides public awareness and education to support victims who have been stalked, targeted or bullied. Stalked: The human target is a perceptive analysis of stalking from the inside – told by the targets, the stalkers, and the experts who deal with the havoc wreaked by people who harass or persecute others with unwanted and obsessive attention. She shows that stalking is experienced by a shockingly high proportion of the population – not just by celebrities, but by ordinary people, and that the effects can be devastating, especially when the stalker’s behaviour becomes violent.

Wendy Tuohy has had a long career as a news journalist, features writer and columnist for the Herald Sun and now for The Age. She is a regular TV and radio commentator on social issues, appearing on ABC News Breakfast, Today Extra, A Current Affair, ABC Radio Melbourne, Radio National and 3AW. She is a Women in Media Victoria mentor.

For more information about this event, please see the Sisters in Crime website.

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$20; $15 concession; $12 Sisters in Crime and Writers Victoria members
Tickets not sold prior to the event will be available at the door for $22 / $18 / $15
Men or ‘brothers-in-law’ welcome

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Carmel Shute
0412 569 356
admin@sistersincrime.org.au

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Victoria University City Queen Street Campus

Lecture Theatre G02, 295 Queen Street (enter from Little Lonsdale Street)

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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