It was great to see Metiria at the Auckland Hand Mixer recently, and I wish I could be in Welly on Thursday to hear her speak.
Metiria Turei has been a Green MP since 2002 and is currently one of three contenders for the upcoming election of female co-leader of the Greens.
Date: Thursday 09 April 2009 Time: from 5.30pm Location: The Southern Cross Street: Abel Smith Street Town/City: Wellington, New Zealand
Metiria's focus has been on Conservation, Maori, and Education issues and we're sure she'll touch on some of these topics on the night. With a tag line like "Could the Marxist-Leninist Anarcha-Feminist Maori Nationalist Random Trollop please EXPLAIN!" we're sure it will be all encompassing!
We'll start at 5:30pm, Thursday April 9th, and Metiria will speak from 6pm - stick around afterwards for a drink and a chat.
As this is the first woman Wellington's chapter has had, and she's an overt feminist, it'd be great to see a lot of women turn out for this to encourage Drinking Liberally in Wellington to continue to seek female speakers.
(In related news, Auckland's chapter is currently finalising a speaker for later in the month).