Men's Rally for Women's Safety - 29th July 2018
In response to the tragic murder of Eurydice Dixon, and spurred by the moving vigil organised by the Red Rose Foundation, MAGIC organised its first rally to stand against gendered violence.
Calling on speakers Tim Class-Auliff from White Ribbon, Paul Ferry from Safe Haven Communities, Betty Taylor from the Red Rose Foundation, and Brian Sullivan from YFS, on the 29th of July over 100 people came together to learn how to be allies and advocates against gendered violence.
The #MeNoMore movement has seen over 360 women from the Australian music industry speak out against sexual harassment and assault. It’s time for men to step up, recognise, and take responsibility for their role in the change.
Combining a panel discussion with live music, MAGIC's first fundraiser, "Band Together", highlighted the problem of sexism in the music industry, discussed the roles men can play as allies and advocates, and promoted strategies for personal and institutional change.
Facilitated by Leane De Souza, the panelists engaged the audience with topics such as safety, consent, boundaries, men as bystanders & allies, and how to act/what to do when allegations occur.
With the help of amazing musicians Bad Sext, Georgia Rose & The Accomplice Collective, L.Flora, and LALKA, we managed to raise an incredible $1150 for BRISSC (Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivor Support Centre).
- 9th December 2018
The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at it's Roots
- 7th April 2019
MAGIC is honoured to have presented a private Australian Premiere screening of "The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots" at New Farm Cinema at 4:30 pm on April 7th.
The Bystander Moment, featuring leading anti-violence educator and author Jackson Katz, explores the role played by bystanders - especially friends, teammates, classmates, and co-workers - in perpetuating sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender violence. In a riveting analysis illustrated with archival footage and clips from news, sports, and entertainment media, Katz gives special attention to peer culture dynamics - especially male peer culture dynamics across race and ethnicity - that help to normalize sexism and misogyny while silencing other men in the face of abuse.
The Bystander Moment also stresses the crucial importance of appealing to people not as potential perpetrators or passive spectators, but as active bystanders and potential leaders who have a positive role to play in challenging and changing the sexist cultural norms that too often lead to gender violence. The result is an indispensable educational tool in the ongoing struggle to prevent sexism and misogyny and promote gender equality.