Happy Suffrage Week Aotearoa!!!
It’s all about the ladies this week (and a little deep sea drilling).
The Prochoice Highway is on the road this week and where is where they’ll be:
–Tuesday, Warkworth: Stall and “Right to Choose? Not Here”: An author talk, and discussion of the issues. 12 noon, Women’s Centre, 10 Morpeth Street (off Bertrum), Warkworth.
-Thursday, is women’s suffrage day, and (weather permitting) there will be a stall in Whangarei.
-There will also be a number of other informal get-togethers, if you’d like to know about these, please contact them (email@example.com).
-For more details, check out the ALRANZ Facebook page.
Thursday marks 120 years of Women’s Suffrage. In Auckland, there is a celebration at the Suffrage Memorial on Khartoum Place between 12.30-1.30.
Protect Our Beaches-Stop Deep Sea Oil Drilling, is a series of public meetings being held by Gareth Hughes around NZ. This week he’s in Christchurch and Dunedin. On Thursday it’s in Dunedin at 6.30 (Dunningham Room, Level 4, Dunedin Library, 230 Moray Place). He’ll be joined by Prof. Bob Lloyd, the Director of Energy Studies, Physics Department, Otago University. On Friday it’s in Christchurch at 7.00 (Knox Church, 28 Bealey Ave). There he’ll be joined by Oil Free Otautahi founder, Siana Fitzjohn. Head along, find out more about what drilling means to Aotearoa and how to stop it.
On Sunday, it’s the Annual Mary Dreaver Lecture. The year is a celebration of 120 years of Women’s Suffrage and the lives of those first women elected in Auckland. The speaker are former Labour Party Presidents Margaret Wilson, Maryan Street and Ruth Dyson. It’s at the Hillsborough Room, Fickling Convention Centre (546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings) at 3pm. For more details contact Robert Gallagher on 096255017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s a fundraiser movie happening on Sunday night for HELP, who work with survivors of sexual abuse. The movie is Wadjda, which was at this year’s International Film Festival. It’s significant as the first female-directed film to come out of Saudi Arabia. It’s on at Bridgeway Cinemas in Northcote, tickets and details available here.