With the generous support of the Hobgoblin Network and several other donors, I’m going to be speaking soon at four meetings around the country:
‘A major left wing think tank? Is it time for a transformational left project?’
Key conclusions from my research and an update on what’s been happening, with plenty of time for feedback, questions and discussion.
Wellington Tues Dec 2 6.00pm St Johns, 170 Willis St
Christchurch Wed Dec 3 7.00pm WEA, 59 Gloucester St
Dunedin Thurs Dec 4 5.30pm Quad 1, Otago Uni
Palm Nth Thurs Dec 11 5.30pm 26 Margaret St, Palm Nth
WHAT KIND OF LEFT THINK TANK?
My doctoral research lead me to conclude that there is room for multiple think tank-like initiatives on the NZ left. My own interest is in working with others to develop a radical left think tank which can work cooperatively and purposefully with left academics and activists nationally, on a kaupapa of social, economic and ecological justice grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Developing a sustainable organisation of this type will take time, people, a lot of relationship and kaupapa building – and financial resources.
All welcome. If you have friends, family or colleagues who might be interested, please feel free to invite them along too. I am open to speaking at meetings in other localities as well, if you think there’s an interest. More background info is available here.