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Festival Program

City Program

My Name is Grace Tame

Fri 10 Sep, 8.30pm
Athenaeum Theatre

Since being named the 2021 Australian of the Year, Grace Tame has propelled the issue of child sexual abuse into the national spotlight, prompting other young women to share their stories. She takes to the Festival stage to deliver a powerful keynote address about her advocacy for fellow survivors, the path forward for creating legislative and structural change, and what her future holds as part of a movement confronting a culture of silence and sexism in Australia.

Duration

1 hour

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Sophie Black is a journalist, writer and editor, and Head of Special Projects at the Wheeler Centre. Previously, she was editor-in-chief at Private Media and before that, editor of Crikey. She has delivered the Adelaide Festival of Ideas as director and is co-chair of the human rights publication Right Now.

Grace Tame is an advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse and a leader of positive change. Her focus is around enabling survivors to tell their stories without shame, educating the public around the process and lasting effects of grooming, and working with policy and decision-makers. Grace is the 2021 Australian of the Year.

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