Thursday, 1 September 2011

Women's Choice 2011 update

Further to my post a month ago on this year's Suffrage Eve debate, we now have four candidates confirmed for four parliamentary parties.

Three invites are outstanding, to United Future, Mana and the Maori Party.  We've still yet to talk to an actual person from the first, and will be chasing all three up in the next week.  If anyone has any inside contacts in United Future in particular please let me know!  Reasonably confident we'll have someone from Mana, no idea about the Maori Party.

Plus we have a snazzy poster, which you can see illustrating this post, thanks very kindly to Nick at AUSA for the designing and the Women's Rights Officers there for organising it.

WHAT: Women's Choice 2011 - The second Suffrage Eve Debate, featuring women , political discussion, and cupcakes

WHEN: Thursday 22nd September 2011, 7pm

WHERE: Lecture Theatre LibB10, under the University Library, University of Auckland, Alfred St, City

WHO: Female candidates from each of the Parliamentary parties giving a short stump speech and then responding to questions from various women's organisations and the floor (see below for more info).  Chaired by Dr Judy McGregor, the EEO Commissioner.

WHO BY:  Organised by the Auckland Women's Centre plus bloggers at The Hand Mirror, and with the graceful assistance of the Campus Feminist Collective of AUSA.


As part of our mission to boost the signal of women in politics, Women's Choice 2011 aims to bring together anyone interested in women's issues and politics to hear from all the Parliamentary parties about their relevant policies.   There may be tea and cupcakes afterwards, along with a chance to mix and mingle.  All are welcome, and a gold coin donation never goes astray to help cover costs.

Confirmed speakers so far are:
We will be approaching various women's organisations for a written question from each which they can supply ahead of time, in the next two weeks.  Feel free to suggest organisations for us to approach in comments (as you have in the past, thanks!)

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