Shireen Morris - Radical Heart
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets available until 03 July 2018 6:00 PM
This event commences at 6:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
Join our MC Scott Stephens with Noel Pearson who is in-conversation with author, Shireen Morris discussing Radical Heart.
Neither Indigenous nor white, Shireen Morris is both outside observer and instrumental insider in the fight for Indigenous rights. Shaped by her family's Indian and Fijian migrant story, Morris is a key player in what many consider the greatest moral challenge of our nation: constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
She takes us inside this vital campaign to meet the powerful Indigenous advocates, helpful (and unhelpful) non-Indigenous lawyers, unlikely conservative and monarchist allies and infuriating politicians. We travel with Morris through the wins, disappointments and, ultimately, the betrayals that led to the Turnbull government's heartbreaking rejection of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Radical Heart is a challenge for all Australians to dream together of a fairer future, and work as one to make it happen.
Shireen Morris is a lawyer, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School, and a senior adviser on constitutional reform to Cape York Institute. She is the co-editor of The Forgotten People: Liberal and Conservative Approaches to Recognising Indigenous Peoples with Damien Freeman and the editor of A Rightful Place: A Roadmap to Recognition. Shireen is a regular commentator on TV, radio and print media.
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