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Better Read Than Dead

Blair Imani in-conversation with Perry Mooney

Join us with Blair Imani, in-conversation with Perry Mooney, for a discussion about race, class, gender, disability and more!

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Blair Imani in-conversation with Perry Mooney
Blair Imani in-conversation with Perry Mooney

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18 Nov 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

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About The Event

Blair Imani is a critically acclaimed historian, author, educator, and influencer. Her scholarship spans the subjects of intersectionality, gender studies, race and racism, sociology, and United States history.  The New York Times praises Blair Imani’s unique ability to create “progressive lessons with vibrant visuals and a perky, quirky delivery.”

She is the author of Read This to Get Smarter: about Race, Class, Gender, Disability, and More (2021),  Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream (2020), and Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018).

She has lectured and presented at universities including Oxford, Stanford, Brown, Harvard, Duke, and many more.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Tegan and Sara Foundation, and on the Board of Trustees for Muslims for Progressive Values.

Her work centers women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. As an educator and influencer, semi-retired organizer, and public speaker, Blair Imani is dedicated to making the world a better place and amplifying the voices and work of those fighting the good fight.

Perry Mooney is a Yuwi person with South Sea Islander heritage stemming from the Solomon Islands, as well as Euro-Australian lineage, who grew up predominantly in Brisbane. They are an accomplished First Nations runway model, having appeared in two Australian Fashion Week shows produced by the non-for-profit organisation First Nations Fashion and Design. They’ve also appeared in multiple commercials for large brands, and made their stage debut at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in 2022, winning the Matilda Award for Best Emerging Artist for their role as “Grace” in Queen’s City. Continuing their journey into film and tv, Perry is also in ABC’s newest and hottest comedy Gold Diggers, as well as a bunch of other exciting forthcoming film projects.

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