Who Gave You Permission?: Speaking Up and Speaking Out

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
9 November 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Curtis Sittenfeld, Nayuka Gorrie, Ariel Levy, Raquel Willis, and Michelle Law

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When we’re described as ‘speaking out’, what people really mean is we’re ‘speaking out of turn’ – and that we do not have the authority to do so. Behaving well means accepting things as they are, and sticking your neck out if you’re not a white guy requires the knowledge that you may be seen as difficult, and unlikeable.

Many of us have to actively work at claiming the right to occupy space, jobs, or make noise that others simply take as their entitlement. Opposition and rebellion is necessary and invigorating, but bending the world until it breaks can come at a great personal cost, which is divided unevenly amongst us. So how do we blaze a trail without losing our own way?

Hosted by Michelle Law.

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