Only Human: 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
In December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, setting out a standard of basic rights and freedoms inherent and inalienable to all human beings across the globe.
Seventy years later, we’ll look back on this revolutionary moment and reflect on the status and progress of human rights today. Our panel of experts will discuss some…
Clementine Ford on Boyhood: Food for Thought at Tucks
What is boyhood? What is masculinity? And how do we begin to dismantle old-fashioned ideas about what boys and men should be and do, in order to build a better future for everybody?
Get thinking in November, with riveting conversation over delicious food and wine at Tucks winery in Red Hill. At this special event, fearless feminist author Clementine Ford…
Beyond Marriage Equality
Exactly one year on from the announcement of Australia’s marriage equality post survey result, we’ll take stock of the state and legal status of LGBTQ+ people across Australia.
The marriage equality vote brought a lot of romance and rejoicing – as well as a surprising number of heterosexual politicians lining up to claim credit – but the campaign period came…
The F Word Address: Alison Whittaker
The F Word Address is our annual talk from an outstanding Australian woman on a pressing feminist issue. This year, our speaker is the phenomenal Alison Whittaker: poet, essayist, legal scholar and Gomeroi woman.
Whittaker’s address will focus on criminal justice and the links between incarceration and gendered violence. Prison numbers for both men and women are swelling dramatically across…
The Wheeler Centre
For the Record: Power and Prejudice in Australia
Sonia Nair, Kate Wild, Shireen Morris and Bri Lee at the Wheeler Centre
How do we conceive of justice in Australia today? What do we do when our legal institutions are imperfect at best, inherently biased at worst?
Bri Lee is a qualified lawyer and the author of Eggshell Skull, a memoir of sexism in the courts. Kate Wild is a Walkley-winning journalist and the author of Waiting for Elijah, an investigation into the shooting of a mentally ill man by police in country New South Wales. Shireen Morris is a constitutional lawyer and the author of Radical Heart, an account of the campaign by activists and Indigenous leaders towards the Uluru Statement of the Heart.
All three have written about personal encounters, and painful struggles, with state institutions. At this event they discuss bias, blind spots and some promising new initiatives in the pursuit of justice in Australia today.
The Power of Hope with Kon Karapanagiotidis
In The Power of Hope, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre founder Kon Karapanagiotidis describes how he prevailed over a childhood of racism, bullying and isolation – and went on to create one of Australia’s largest and most influential human rights organisations. ‘Hope is only exhausted if we forsake ourselves,’ he writes. ‘It is both our sanctuary and our destiny to…
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