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PUBLIC TALK: Gillian Triggs on 'Speaking Up'

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Today's date is Monday, November 19, 2018
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The City of Perth Library, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and Boffins Books, are delighted to present Gillian Triggs on '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? Her book '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' passionate memoir is an irresistible call to everyone who yearns for a fairer world.

Professor Gillian Triggs served as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2012 to 2017. She has held many significant academic positions, including director of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law and dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. She is currently a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Chair of Justice Connect.

Please note that ticket purchases for this event are made on the Boffins Books website.

Tickets: $15
Location Theatre Auditorium, The University Club of Western Australia, UWA
Contact Institute of Advanced Studies <ias@uwa.edu.au> : 6488 1340
URL https://www.boffinsbooks.com.au/events/2018/09/gillian-triggs-on-speaking-up
Start Thu, 27 Sep 2018 18:00
End Thu, 27 Sep 2018 19:30
Submitted by Audrey Barton <abarton@admin.uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:54
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