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If the Future is Female, are we there yet? Gender and Diversity in the Music industry and academia




This event was originally scheduled for the 7th March. All those who registered have been emailed.

Please join us for a departmental debate on March 7th to mark International Women’s Day. All are welcome, for what should be a stimulating, fun and thought-provoking evening.

Venue: Room AG09, College Building

We have a range of panellists from within the department, as well as two guest speakers. Deborah Dickinson is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, and has over twenty-five years' professional experience within the music and events industry. Amy-Hollinrake-Tune completed her BMus here at City, and is now a successful singer and songwriter.

The recent Hollywood sexual assault allegations, the #MeToo movement and revelations of gender pay gaps at corporations such as the BBC have resulted in renewed public debate about gender equality and feminism. These issues have affected women from all sectors of society, and women working in the music industry and academia have also, of course, faced many forms of discrimination and abuse. What has the increased discussion and media visibility surrounding these issues revealed? Have we achieved gender parity, and what does ‘gender equality’ in the music industry and academia look like? Is it simply about equal representation, or is there more to it? Do women have the same professional experiences as their male counterparts, or are concerns about sexism, including the physical objectification of women, still valid? Moreover, what does diversity mean, and how do we ensure that the women who are disproportionately affected by these issues (disabled, LGBTQIA or women of colour) included in these debates? Conversely, have quotas gone too far, and do women now hold the balance of power?

Claudia Molitor
Soosan Lolavar
Amy Hollinrake-Tune
Deborah Dickinson
Shay Loya
Stephen Cottrell

Contact for further enquiries - Gabrielle Messeder

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5.30pm - 5.30pmWednesday 4th April 2018

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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