New York Times award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice, Nikole Hannah-Jones and actress Shareena Clanton discuss politics and race in a live discussion moderated by The New York Times Australia bureau chief Damien Cave.
Includes an opportunity to view MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from 8–9.30pm.
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. She has written on federal failures to enforce the Fair Housing Act, the resegregation of American schools and policing in America. Her extensive reporting in both print and radio on the ways segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy has earned the National Magazine Award, a Peabody and a Polk Award.
In 2013 Shareena was cast as Doreen Anderson in the Foxtel TV series Wentworth. Other TV credits include The Cry (BBC); True Story With Hamish and Andy (Nine Network); Redfern Now(Blackfella Films); Ash VS Evil Dead (Starz Network); Nowhere Boys: Two Moons Rising(Matchbox/ABC); Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC) and Ben Elton – Live From Planet Earth(Fremantle Media). Shareena’s theatre engagements have included Macbeth (Melbourne Theatre Company); The Battle of Waterloo (Sydney Theatre Company); Stolen (Riverside); White Rabbit Red Rabbit (Every Cloud Productions/Malthouse); The Tempest and Comedy of Errors(Shakespeare WA); My Wonderful Day (Ensemble Theatre). Shareena made her film debut as Sally in the 2015 feature Last Cab To Darwin, directed by Jeremy Sims. Award nominations include: Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama 2013 AACTA Awards; Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent 2014 Logie Awards; Best New Talent 2014 Astra Awards.