Pursuing Justice: Human Rights in an Age of Crisis
This event originally scheduled to take place on Thursday 22 July was postponed in response to current health advice and restrictions on public events. This will now be an online only event. Ticket bookers will be contacted shortly.
Find out more about our response to Covid-19 here.Pursuing Justice: Human Rights in an Age of Crisis Watch
In the midst of intersecting…
No Friend but the Mountains: A Symphonic Song Cycle
Thumbed on a phone. Smuggled out. Thousands of text messages. The near impossibility of its existence. On Nauru and Manus Island, they live in a zoo of cruelty.
No Friend But the Mountains, Behrouz Boochani’s multi award-winning book which chronicles his perilous journey as an asylum seeker and his forced detention on Manus Island, was the inspiration behind this…
Broadly Speaking: Power, Privilege and Pushing Back
In our first Broadly Speaking event, Aileen Moreton-Robinson talked about the blinkers of white feminism, and explored alternative ways for women to conceive of freedom and power. In this follow-up panel discussion, we brought together exceptional minds from Australia and abroad to expand on the themes of sovereignty, race and activism.
Hosted by journalist and podcaster Amy McQuire, our panellists – including lawyer…
Literary Lockdown: A Check-in with our Resident Organisations
The COVID-19 pandemic has made things pretty complicated (to put it mildly) for people who make, present and champion creative work. We caught up with some of our resident organisations to find out what they’ve been working on and what they’ve got planned, during today's restrictions and beyond.
Words Without Borders: An Evening of Poetry and Spoken Word
'Poetry is like a bird,' the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko famously said. 'It ignores all frontiers.'
People whose lives have been governed by borders often find solace in the freedom of artistic expression. Join us for an evening of poetry and spoken word, performed by members of Australia’s refugee communities.
Curated by Manal Younus, the celebrated Eritrean storyteller who now calls South Australia…
The Fifth Estate
Tom Porteous on Human Rights and COVID-19
Sally Warhaft speaks with Tom Porteous, who joined us live from Paris
Tom Porteous is a former journalist for the Guardian and the BBC, and an expert on global conflict management and resolution. Now deputy program director at Human Rights Watch, he joined Sally Warhaft live from Paris to discuss human rights and COVID-19.
The pair talk through the existing tensions and inequities the pandemic has brought into sharp relief. They discuss, too, the immediate human rights challenges – from healthcare access and healthcare workers’ labor rights to family violence, education access and prisoners’ rights, to increasing incidents of racism.
Porteous also discusses post-pandemic life and the reasons for caution and optimism. What challenges can we anticipate, and mitigate, in terms of vaccine access? And could the post-COVID moment prompt a rethinking of social contracts, and an era of major public policy innovation?
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