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VIP Debate Club #3 The A-GENDER Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014 Time: 5.30pm to 7pm Venue: Bannister Hotel, 9 De Beer Street, Braamfontein Register: It’s free to attend, however please complete our form below. The VIP Debate Club is back in Braamfontein this month. Join us for our new Live VIP ZA event series – the […]

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VIP Debate Club #3
The A-GENDER

Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm
Venue: Bannister Hotel, 9 De Beer Street, Braamfontein
Register: It’s free to attend, however please complete our form below.

The VIP Debate Club is back in Braamfontein this month. Join us for our new Live VIP ZA event series – the VIP Debate Club – Tuesday 25 November at the Bannister Hotel, Braamfontein.

The VIP Debate Club is a regular open event at which young people are invited to discuss and debate some of the most pertinent youth-specific political topics of the day in a relaxed space over a drink. Facilitated by young social commentators and influencers, the club is a great place to join like-minded people for a healthy debate.

“I hate getting harassed while walking on the street,” and “men need to get more involved in the fight against rape,” are just some of the comments and frustrations we have observed in contemporary discussions about gender relations in SA.

Still, it seems there are more men who struggle to understand the social context that women often contend with in the workplace, at home and at play, than not. Do most men struggle to understand that a great deal of the conventions and behaviours they hold as normal may threaten women’s rights to privacy, space or expression? How significantly does male privilege, and the gender roles that can position one sex as weaker or stronger than the other, play out in our everyday lives?

Guest Commentators

Lebohang Nova Masango

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Picture courtesy of Nova

Simply known as NOVA aka brown girl wonder. She is a writer and poet based in Johannesburg and is deeply passionate about social justice, women’s rights, the excellence of Africa, literature and the arts. She is the ambassador of Johns Hopkins’ Health and Education South Africa’s Zazi campaign, and a UNAIDS Youth Representative. Follow her on Twitter @NovaHerself

Panashe Chigumadzi

Picture courtesy of her LinkedIn account
Picture courtesy of her LinkedIn account

 

Panashe is the founding editor of  Vanguard Magazine, a platform which aims to speak to the life of young black women in South Africa. Prior to Vanguard, she worked as a media executive at the Africa Business News Group, where she also wrote a column for Forbes Woman Africa and worked as a TV journalist for CNBC Africa. She has spoken on the media in Africa at events such as TEDxJohannesburg and the Ars Elektronica Festival in Austria. In 2013 she became a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Community. Follow her on Twitter @panashechig

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