Meredith Burgmann & Nadia Wheatley – Radicals
15 April 2021 starting 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm
In conversation with Mark Aarons
The Sixties – an era of protest, free love, civil disobedience, duffel coats, flower power, giant afros and desert boots, all recorded on grainy black and white film footage – marked a turning point for change. Radicals found their voices and used them.
While the initial trigger for protest was opposition to the Vietnam War, this anger quickly escalated to include Aboriginal Land Rights, Women’s Liberation, Gay Liberation, Apartheid, Student Power and ‘workers’ control’.
In Radicals some of the people doing the changing – including David Marr, Margret RoadKnight, Gary Foley, Jozefa Sobski and Geoffrey Robertson – reflect on how the decade changed them and Australian society forever.
Radicals – Remembering the Sixties will make you feel like you were there, whether or not you really were.
About the authors: Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley protested about and were arrested in numerous campaigns during that transformative decade. In this conversation they will share their own stories, and stories from the book, with fellow radical, Mark Aarons.