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Australian Red Cross Book Group: Sophie McNeill


Please note: This is an online event.

In 2021, Readings is partnering with the Victorian International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee of the Australian Red Cross to host a book club on the law and impact of war. The book club meets online on the last Wednesday of every second month throughout 2021.

For our second book club session, we will be discussing We Can’t Say we Didn’t Know, by Sophie McNeill.

Now a researcher with Human Rights Watch, Sophie was formerly an investigative reporter with ABC TV’s Four Corners program. She was also formerly a foreign correspondent for the ABC and SBS in the Middle East, working in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Turkey and Israel/Palestine. Sophie has twice been awarded Australian Young TV Journalist of the Year, and has won numerous Walkley Awards, including one for her coverage of Yemen and besieged towns in Syria. In We Can’t Say we Didn’t Know, McNeill shares some of the devastating – and inspiring – stories of families and individuals she encountered during her years as a reporter.

International humanitarian law (IHL), also known as the laws of war, is the body of law that applies during war to protect those who are not, or who are no longer participating in hostilities, and that seeks to limit the means and methods of warfare. Find out more by visiting the website of Australian Red Cross.

This event is online and ticket entry is $5 per person, which is redeemable off purchase of the book when purchasing in store or online from the Readings website. Attendees will be sent a promo code to claim $5 off the price of the book when they book their ticket. This code will be valid until 24 hours after the event has ended. when purchasing in store, simply mention the discount code or show your digital counter to receive the discount.

Please book here.

How to ‘attend’ a virtual event at Readings

This event commences online at 7pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

To book for this event, you must provide your email address.

To ensure the Zoom event stays private, participants will be emailed a unique zoom link and a password 30 minutes before the event begins on the day of the event. Please check your email.

All bookings for online events will be closed one hour before the event begins.

You do not need to have a Zoom account to join a meeting, but mobile users will need to download the Zoom app for their device. Desktop and laptop users can either download the Zoom application or access the event via their web browser.

We Can't Say We Didn't Know

We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know

Sophie McNeill

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