Meet Shelley Argent and Leanne Edmistone
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Meet Shelley Argent and Leanne Edmistone

Date & time
Fri 18 Oct 2019
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Add to Calendar 2019-10-18 18:30 2019-10-18 19:30 Australia/Brisbane Meet Shelley Argent and Leanne Edmistone When Australian Human Rights Commissioner Graham Innes AM described Shelley Argent as “just a mother from the suburbs”, he paid her the greatest compliment. But don’t let the diamonds and pearls fool you. Shelley’s love for her son, grit, determination and persistence helped bring about some of the biggest human rights reforms in recent Australian history. When Shelley’s son, James, came out as a teenager in 1995, the only legal right he held in Queensland was the right to be gay without fear of arrest. Shelley knew James faced a lifetime of discrimination through no fault of his own; a situation untenable to her. She was determined her son would be considered equal. Join Shelley with co-author and journalist Leanne Edmistone as they discuss their book <em>Just a Mum</em>. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Shelley and Leanne to sign.&nbsp;To reserve your place, <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meet-shelley-argent-and-leanne-edmistone-brisbane-square-library-tickets-72185487737" target="_blank">visit Eventbrite</a>, or phone the library. Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City
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Age

Young adults, Adults, Seniors

Cost

Free

When Australian Human Rights Commissioner Graham Innes AM described Shelley Argent as “just a mother from the suburbs”, he paid her the greatest compliment. But don’t let the diamonds and pearls fool you. Shelley’s love for her son, grit, determination and persistence helped bring about some of the biggest human rights reforms in recent Australian history.

When Shelley’s son, James, came out as a teenager in 1995, the only legal right he held in Queensland was the right to be gay without fear of arrest. Shelley knew James faced a lifetime of discrimination through no fault of his own; a situation untenable to her. She was determined her son would be considered equal.

Join Shelley with co-author and journalist Leanne Edmistone as they discuss their book Just a Mum.

Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Shelley and Leanne to sign. To reserve your place, visit Eventbrite, or phone the library.

Bookings

Bookings required. Phone Brisbane Square Library on 07 3403 4166 to reserve your place.

Venue

Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City

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