Saxon Mullins and Katrina Marson She Leads In-Conversation
22 Nov 2022
YWCA Canberra She Leads In-Conversation
6 – 8.30pm Tuesday 22 November, Kambri Cultural Centre ANU
Being an advocate for change
In 2013, at the age of 18, Saxon Mullins was sexually assaulted on what was meant to be a fun night out with her friends. This event changed the course of her life, in the almost decade since. Starting from her first media interview with ABC’s Four Corners after her assault and the widely publicised legal battle afterwards, to her current role at the Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy initiative, Saxon has become one of Australia’s leading advocates seeking to support victim-survivors of rape and sexual assault.
YWCA Canberra is hosting Saxon in conversation with Katrina Marson for their final She Leads In-Conversation of the year. In what’s set to be a must-listen conversation between two incredible women advocates and leaders, Saxon and Katrina will be discussing the importance of advocacy, as well as sharing their own advocacy and leadership journeys in relation to rape and affirmative consent laws.
After the In-Conversation there will be an audience Q&A session, followed by food, drinks and the opportunity to network with like-minded women and non-binary people.
About the speakers
Saxon Mullins is Director of Advocacy at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy. In 2018 Saxon appeared on Four Corner’s episode ‘I am that girl’ where she gave up her anonymity to tell the story of her 2013 sexual assault and the subsequent criminal trials and appeals. The Four Corner’s episode led to the NSW Attorney-General asking the NSW Law Reform Commission to review the section of the NSW Crimes Act that deals with consent in relation to sexual assault. As a result, NSW implemented an affirmative consent model in 2022. Saxon was the recipient of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Young Persons’ Human Rights Medal.
Katrina Marson is a criminal lawyer and Churchill Fellow. She is also the Lead of Primary Prevention at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy as well as the President of the Relationships and Sexuality Education Alliance ACT.
Katrina’s book Legitimate Sexpectations: the power of sex ed was published in August 2022.