The Hon. Penny Sharpe, Ann Symonds and friends launched the Politics of Social Change Foundation (POSC) on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 at Parliament House, Macquarie Street.
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 transforming 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 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.
Speakers included The Hon. Penny Sharpe, Professor Julie Stubbs, Dr Alex Wodak, Casey Thompson and Ann Symonds.