Lunchbox / Soapbox
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Across the globe, children are fleeing their homes – running from violence, poverty or war – and looking for a better life.
Caroline Brothers is an experienced foreign correspondent who has taken up the issue of unaccompanied, displaced children in her debut novel, Hinterland. It’s a story about what is happening right now, on our borders and in our own cities, ports and farmlands, but is largely unseen until we are sensitised to it. Caroline talks about those countless young people the world over who find themselves, underage, homeless and invisible in foreign lands.
Lunchbox/Soapbox is a simple idea: an old-fashioned Speakers’ Corner in the middle of the city, in the middle of the day.
Caroline Brothers is a journalist and novelist.
We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.
With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.
If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.