Who Gets to Be Smart: Bri Lee in conversation with Courtney Miller
A forensic and hard-hitting exploration of knowledge, power and privilege.
Bri Lee’s new book Who Gets To Be Smart is a timely investigation into the current discussions around class and privilege in Australia and around the world.
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.
When: Wednesday 9 June, 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson Street Byron Bay
Tickets: $25 Members / $30 General + booking fees
Accessibility This event will be Auslan interpreted.
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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.
About Courtney Miller
Byron born with interludes in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States. Courtney worked in politics, art, fashion and recently finished a Berkeley MPA.