In Conversation with Gill Hicks
Fri 10 Mar
Gill Hicks is considered one of the most thought-provoking, powerful and life affirming public speakers. A survivor of the London terrorist bombings of 7 July 2005, she suffered severe and permanent injuries, losing both legs from just below the knee.
After the bombings Gill decided to dedicate her life to being an advocate for peace, and in 2007 founded the not-for-profit organisation M.A.D. for Peace, a platform that connects people globally and encourages us to think of ‘peace’ as a verb, something that we have an individual responsibility to ‘do’ every day.
Drawing upon her employment experience from her impressive career in the Arts which she built prior to the bombings, Gill’s compelling projects and initiatives are aimed at deterring anyone from following the path of violent extremism and building sustainable models for peace.
Hosted by local radio personality Fiona Sewell, producer of the Drive Show at ABC Far North, a position that allows her to do the thing she loves best - getting out of the studio and recording the stories of local people doing extraordinary things. Fiona has lived in the far north for 16 years and loves the rich cultural life in the tropics.
This event is part of the Tanks' Women's Week series, revolving around International Women's Day, 8 March, a global opportunity to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women. #BEBOLDFORCHANGE
Tank 4 Up Late artist: Lady Valiant
- Cost: $36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee
- Doors: 7.00pm
- Show starts: 7.15pm
- Venue: Tank 5 - Fully seated
- Food: Flavours of India
- Rating: PG