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May 24, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Kelvin Club
14-30 Melbourne Place
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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If Sexual Assault is power and control, how does that affect consent?

Dangerous Dinners

Hosted by:
Trisha Avery

May 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Over (at least) the last 40 years, it has been understood that Sexual Assault is predominantly about power and control… Now societal focus has turned to consent. Can consent be given if power and control are present.

Please join us for a member’s only Dangerous Dinner, to discuss this important topic that effects us all.

Dangerous Dinners give you the opportunity to fearlessly discuss contemporary, challenging and interesting ideas, themes and points of view.

In a relaxed, intimate dinner party format, we draw on the diverse expertise of our members sharing their ideas and experiences on complex or controversial topics; to learn from others, challenge assumptions, spark new ideas or point the way for potential actions.

Dangerous because the topics may be difficult to discuss, ask the silent questions, challenge thinking, unpack pressing issues, test emerging trends. Safe because we respect others’ views, it is polite not offensive, under Chatham House rule and listening with the intent to learn.

Once a month, you will be able to join your fellow Melbourne Forum members for a robust discussion on a range of themes in dynamic company and over a light meal. The focus is on ‘food for thought’ with shared conversations and shared platters as part of the collegiality.

Our Member Forums are a wonderful way to spend more time getting to know others around the table. Melbourne Forum is often regarded as a community who comes together because they are keen to engage for a better civil society. As one member explained, they are “… as good a connection to the other members present as I have got from any Melbourne Forum event I have been to.”

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