Craig Brown Theatre
Trinity College Gateway Building
In Radical Heart, Dr Shireen Morris takes us inside a 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.
This event is presented by the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School in partnership with Trinity College Melbourne and Melbourne University Publishing.
The book will be launched by Noel Pearson, Founder, Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership.
Dr Shireen Morris, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School
Dr Shireen Morris
Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School
The University of Melbourne
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. 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.
Mr Noel Pearson, Founder, Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership
Mr Noel Pearson
Founder, Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership
Noel Pearson is an Aboriginal activist and respected community leader. He came from the Guugu Yimithirr Aboriginal community at Hope Vale, a Lutheran Mission on Cape York Peninsula. He graduated with an honours degree in history from the University of Sydney. His honours thesis focused on the history of the Hope Vale Lutheran Mission from 19001950. Pearson completed a law degree in 1993. In 1990 Pearson cofounded the Cape York Land Council where he was Executive Director until he resigned in 1996. He was also a legal advisor for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. He continues to advise a number of Indigenous organisations in Cape York, and advocates selfdetermination and land rights for Indigenous people.