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DAMSEL | International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – A Reflection on Global Progress

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on March 21 in remembrance of the Sharpeville Massacre that took place in South Africa on this day in 1960. The day commemorates the sixty-nine people shot and killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against anti-black apartheid laws. More specifically, the demonstration […]

DAMSEL | Harmony Day Art

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DAMSEL | Words with Madeline Stuart

Madeline Stuart is an Australian model and the world’s first professional model with Down syndrome. After Jamie Brewer, Madeline became the second model to walk at New York Fashion Week. Since then, she has launched her own label ’21 Reasons Why’ which debuted at this year’s New York Fashion Week, and has also started a […]

DAMSEL | Tu Youyou

Tu Youyou, born 30 December 1930, is a Chinese pharmaceutical chemist and educator best known for discovering the anti-malarial drugs artemisinin and dihydroartemisinin. Her work has provided an incredible breakthrough in tropical medicine and has saved millions of lives, resulting in public health improvements across South Asia, Africa and South America. Tu won the 2015 […]

DAMSEL | Evelyn Scott

“Our struggle for Indigenous rights and equality is bound up inextricable with the rights of all Australians. Our freedom is your freedom. Reconciliation is not an isolated event but part of the fabric of this nation. Will you take our hand? Will you share our dream?” – Evelyn Scott Evelyn Scott is an Indigenous Australian […]

DAMSEL | Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou had seven memoirs and with good reason. These memoirs focus on the varied and fascinating experiences of her early life, both the struggles and the triumphs. Even before publishing her first memoir which propelled her into the spotlight, Maya had already worked as the first black female streetcar conductor, a touring actor, a […]

DAMSEL | Jane Elliott

Born May 27 1983, Jane Elliott is an American educator, feminist and activist whose work is considered to be the forerunner of modern workplace diversity training. Her famous ‘Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes’ exercise, which was conducted immediately following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., aimed to teach students what systematic racial discrimination feels like. Elliott […]

DAMSEL | Chien-Shiung Wu

To say that Chien-Shiung Wu is an underappreciated woman in science would be an understatement. Born on 31 May 1912 in Liuhe, China, Wu was an experimental physicist who worked on the Manhattan project. In addition, she conducted the Wu experiment and disproved the hypothetical law of conservation of parity. Her experiment allowed her male […]

DAMSEL | Silvia Quan

“I live my life, fighting every day, as a woman, a feminist, and a woman with disabilities.” – Silvia Quan Silvia Quan is a Guatemalan lawyer and disability rights activist. As a visually impaired person in the 1990s, she faced a lot of discrimination as a student including being rejected at job interviews due to […]

DAMSEL | Amrita Sher-Gil

Amrita Sher-Gil painted dust not jewels in authentic depictions of India in the early 21st century. Sher-Gil was always more interested in the romance of reality than in clichés. Born to a Hungarian Opera singer and Sikh aristocrat, she lived a privileged yet unconventional life. Her life was tragically cut short at the age of […]


The first in our series of Comedy in the Tav shows for 2017 is coming up next Thursday! Grab your tix (a bargain at $8) and come on down for a bunch of local comedic goodness guaranteed to tickle your...
25 Mar

Pick up some tips on mental health and stress management from the pros! The UWA Student Guild Welfare Department, Student Assist and headspace are presenting this free lunchtime session where you can...
25 Mar