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July 2014 News

Melinda Tankard Reist to visit Toowoomba

  • Written by  City Women
Melinda Tankard-Reist will be in Toowoomba next month Photo: Provided

Last month’s cover story revealed the darker side of what the young people in our city face day in day out.

In response to these issues and with a desire to bring greater awareness to our city, community leaders and Christians, City Women is bringing Melinda Tankard-Reist to Toowoomba in the first week of August.

Melinda Tankard Reist is an author, speaker, media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls.

Her books include “Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls” and “Big Porn Inc: Exposing the harms of the global pornography industry”.

A columnist with Fairfax Media, Melinda is a regular guest on morning television and many radio programs.

She is co-founder of the grassroots campaigning movement Collective Shout, exposing corporations, advertisers and marketers who objectify women and sexualise girls to sell products and services.

Melinda is also an ambassador for the Raise Foundation and Compassion Australia and a World Vision Associate.

While she is in Toowoomba, Melinda will be speaking to girls at Fairholme, St.Ursuala’s College and The Glennie school.

She will also be speaking at a City Women breakfast and the screening of Miss Representation, a documentary film that gives an inside look at the media and its message (15+ recommended).

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