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Corridor cultures: Gender and sexuality at school

Where
Hotel Harry
Hotel Harry
40/44 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills NSW 2010
When

Tuesday 9 April from 6pm to 7pm

This event is now sold out.

New data from schools reveals the dynamics of gender and sexuality in the lives of teachers and young people.

What lessons about gender and sexuality happen when students are chatting in class or playing in corridors? How do these impact how young people imagine their futures?

Research shows that queer young people have poorer outcomes than their straight and cisgender counterparts, but less attention has been paid to how gender and sexuality norms shape the worlds of all students. In this talk, Dr Victoria Rawlings explores the subtle complexities and sometimes shocking truths of everyday interactions at school.

In the face of calls for restrictions to specific topics to do with gender and sexuality, this talk asks us to reflect on how often-unexamined forces determine our experience of school.

Bio

Dr Victoria Rawlings is a Senior Lecturer and Fellow in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. Vic partners with teachers, students and social enterprise to understand how schools might become more representative of the spectrums of gender, sex and sexuality in our society. She is currently building programs to enhance connection between students and help young people critically unpack the norms that govern their worlds.

Also at Harry's at 8pm: Biology and engineering meet to build a sustainable world

About the venue - Harry's

Set over 2 levels with 3 bars to choose from, Hotel Harry is the perfect spot for a cheeky drink with your friends.

Located in the heart of Surry Hills, Harrys is boasting with character and charm. The public bar is street level and is a mix of standing, high tables, long tables or seats at the bar where you can have a yarn with one of our bartenders while they mix up your favourite drink of choice. Harry's offer cocktails, the latest beers on tap, top-shelf spirits and a new extensive wine list that is sure to impress and bring out the sommelier in you.

Located on Level 1, the lounge is where the magic happens! Be lured into the lounge by the neon signage and into one of Surry Hills' best-kept secrets. Think blue velvet booths and tanned leather couches.

On Friday and Saturday the Lounge can be hired exclusively up till 8pm, Here, you can find yourself dancing to the wee hours to one of Harry's DJs from our widely impressive roster. If you are lucky enough you may even find yourself bumping into the likes of Hayden James, Flight Facilities or James Pepper.

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