Lawyer, mediator, human rights and disability advocate, Graeme Innes has been the driver behind some of the most significant reforms in human rights and disability advocacy both nationally and internationally.
Graeme’s memoir ‘Finding A Way’ is unique story of a life lived to the full. Born blind, his parents brought him up to believe that he should never be treated differently because of his disability. With evocative prose, Graeme captures a wonderful alternative history of growing up in Australia from the heightened other senses of a blind person’s perspective. Riding bikes, cranking up the engine of his father’s A-model Ford, huddling around the fire listening to the Argonauts on the radio, and writing to the crashing soundtrack of an old Perkins Braille machine at the North Rocks School for Blind Children. Graeme also reveals the fascinating machinations behind his work on the Disability Discrimination Act and, as the Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, leading work on Australia’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and details his involvement in the campaign for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
This is the first time Graeme Innes has visited the Bega Valley, dont miss out on meeting this extraordinary man and hear about his tireless fight for equality for all Australians.
Bookings: at Candelo Bookshop
Direct online booking link: http://www.candelobooks.com/p/memoir-finding-a-way?barcode=9780702254079