Left Q/A – Clive Hamilton – The Story of Protest in Australia

When: Thursday April 6th, 7pm

Where: Bella Union Bar, Upstairs Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St (entrance off Lygon st)

Prominent public intellectual Clive Hamilton will give a lecture about his new book ‘What do we want: The story of protest in Australia’. what-do-we-want-

The book explores the colourful, enthralling and stirring forms of protest used in the big social movements that define modern Australia. He includes dedicated chapters on the peace movement, women’s liberation, Indigenous rights, gay rights and the environmental movement, and examines how these movements have confronted the ugliness in Australian society and caused epoch defining shifts in social attitudes. He describes protests with scores of thousands marching or sitting down in the streets of capital cities; colourful camps of a handful of protesters in Australia’s forests, singing at bulldozers and blocking paths; acts of bravery by individuals using technology to disrupt stock markets or coming out on television; as well as vigils, leafleting, street theatre, occupations and myriad other creative forms of protest. Hamilton shows that progress occurs because a few individuals begin to demand change.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night.

Tickets: $7 general admin, $5 NIBS members. Pre-Booking here.