USYD Walk Service and Safer Communities Meeting:
The next Safer Communities Meeting has the history and future of the Walk Service as a follow-up action item. In the meantime, we made conversation with a security guard that was walking on Eastern Avenue who was unaware the service had been ceased. This will be raised at the next meeting.
Our Body Our Choice March:
On June 9 between 11:30-3pm at Hyde Park in Sydney there will be a Pro-Choice March; Our body Our Choice. This is an inclusive event-ANYONE is welcome. The fact is abortion remains a crime in NSW under the NSW Criminal Code (Crimes Act 1900). Abortion is an offence that in punishable for up to 10 years in NSW. The pro-choice movement is in the interest of giving all women, regardless of their race, socioeconomic status or religion bodily autonomy. The march comes at a timely point as states in the US have introduced strict abortion bans. The march organisers are looking for an Auslan translator so if you wish to volunteer let us know.
ENID Meeting and #Women of USYD:
Have an interesting story, life experience or just want to vent about Uni? Reach out to us as we would love to do a USYD Women profile to share with the USYD community. Also, we are seeking contributors for our female journalism website ENID- reach out if you want to contribute.
Update on Women’s Space in Manning:
The Women’s Space on level 1 of Manning House is undertaking some renovations. We look forward to continuing to collaborate on suggestions to make the room a more inviting, safe and practically useful space for USYD students. If you have any creative ideas on how to renovate the space to tailor it to YOU and your needs- let us know.
USYD Women Past, Present and Future:
The following alumni have confirmed their availability to join the panel event next semester:
- STEM: Edwina Sharrock, Mahya Mirzaei
- Humanities: Amelia Jamieson, Pallavi Sinha
Gabi Stricker-Phelps & Crystal Xu