Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Feminist Event: Update on the Suffrage Eve Debate

WHAT: The Inaugural Suffrage Eve Debate, featuring women standing for Parliament, political discussion, and cupcakes
WHEN: Thursday 18th September, 7.30pm
WHERE: Lecture Theatre ENG3402, School of Engineering, University of Auckland, 20 Symonds St
WHO: Four female candidates discussing whether centre-left or centre-right approaches are better for women, one each from Labour, National, Act and the Alliance (see below for more info), and organised by the bloggers at The Hand Mirror, with the graceful assistance of AUSA.

Our intention is that this be a gentle debate, otherwise known as a panel discussion, between four women, all standing for Parliament, about whether left or right political approaches are better for women. The aim isn't to be party political as such (we are hoping to organise an opportunity for a platform of that nature closer to the election) but to consider more broadly whether centre-left or centre-right approaches can, and do, deliver a better world for women.

Speaking to the proposition "That Eve Should Vote Centre-Left":
- Anjum Rahman, Labour list candidate and blogger
- Sarita Divis, Alliance candidate for Auckland Central

Speaking to the proposition "That Eve should vote centre-right":
- Nikki Kaye, National candidate for Auckland Central
- Lyn Murphy, Act list candidate and Howick Community Board member

Followed by an opportunity for audience questions and discussion. Which in turn will be followed by tea, coffee and cupcakes, and a chance to mix and mingle.

We hope you can make it, and please feel free to tell your friends. If you can bring along a gold coin donation to help us cover costs that would be much appreciated.

You may remember this from my August post about it. We've tinkered with the concept slightly, and had to replace Sue Bradford due to another commitment that came up for her, but we've also added some cupcakes, so hopefully that adds some further incentive to attend! Feel free to indicate your intention to attend via the Facebook event page, if you do that kind of thing.

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