The Library will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on the Queen's Birthday public holiday, Monday 14 June, 2021. More details here
Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session.
Join us in the Friends room for a very special B List event where Bri Lee will be interviewed by Rick Morton for the release of Bri’s latest book Who Gets to be Smart.
Interrogating the adage ‘knowledge is power’ and calling institutional prejudice to account, Bri once again dives into her own privilege and presumptions to bring us the stark and confronting results. Far from offering any ‘equality of opportunity’, Australia’s education system exacerbates social stratification. The questions Bri asks of politics and society have their answers laid bare in the responses to the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, COVID-19, and the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020.
Bri Lee is an author and freelance writer. Her journalism has appeared in publications such as The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, Guardian Australia and Crikey. Her first book, Eggshell Skull, won Biography of the Year at the ABIA Awards, the People’s Choice Award at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and was longlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize. She is also a non-practicing lawyer and continues to engage in legal research and issues-based advocacy.
Light refreshments included.