The Politics of Social Change Foundation (POSC) was launched in April 2018.
Speakers included The Hon. Penny Sharpe, Ann Symonds, Professor Julie Stubbs, Casey Thompson and Dr Alex Wodak.
The Foundation has been set up by a group of women committed to redressing women’s inequality and disadvantage.
To inspire others to become agents of progressive change we are retelling the stories of women who contributed to the transformation of Australian women’s lives since the 1970s. We aim to give these stories wider currency through a series of publications online and in print.
The first publication celebrates the career of the late feminist and socialist Ann Symonds, whose fifty years of political activism included service as a Labor member of the NSW Legislative Council from 1982 to 1998. Ann was an outstanding parliamentary advocate and political agitator for social change particularly for women. She worked tirelessly for women’s rights on issues including housing, child care, domestic and family violence, and criminal justice. Ann also campaigned for peace, gun law reform and drug law reform.