Guided by Justice and Compassion

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/10/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Seymour Centre

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Join Gillian Triggs at the Seymour Centre to talk about her impassioned memoir, Speaking Up.

As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. She withstood relentless political pressure and media scrutiny as she defended the defenceless for five tumultuous years. How did this aspiring ballet dancer, dignified daughter of a tank commander and eminent law academic respond when appreciative passengers on a full airplane departing Canberra greeted her with a round of applause?

Speaking Up shares with readers the values that have guided Triggs’ convictions and the causes she has championed. She dares women to be a little vulgar and men to move beyond their comfort zones to achieve equity for all. And she will not rest until Australia has a Bill of Rights. Triggs’ memoir is an irresistible call to everyone who yearns for a fairer world.

Copies of the book will be on sale, and Gillian will be available for signing.

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