125 years: Are we there yet?
Celebrating 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.
- Date: Thursday, 30 August, 2018
7:30pm to 8:45pm
$25/$23 (Service fees apply)
Philip Carter Family Concert Hall, The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch
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To commemorate 125 years of women’s suffrage, we assemble a panel of extraordinary New Zealand women to discuss how far we have come since women were granted the vote, and how far we still have to go in the fight for gender equality.
Featuring pioneering human rights activist Georgina Beyer, historian Dame Anne Salmond, musician and writer Lizzie Marvelly, head of Aotahi, the School of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Canterbury Sacha McMeeking, and Paula Penfold, consulting journalist on Stuff’s #metooNZ investigation, chaired by Kim Hill.
About the panel
Georgina Beyer is a trailblazer for the transgender community and the first out transsexual in the world to be elected mayor and to become a Member of Parliament. She championed both the Civil Union Act and the Prostitution Reform Act.
Dame Anne Salmond is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland. One of New Zealand’s most prominent anthropologists and historians, she is the author of many best-selling and award-winning books.
Lizzie Marvelly is a musician, columnist and activist. She is the founder of Villainesse.com, a media project for young women, an award-winning columnist for the New Zealand Herald and co-producer of a web series called The REAL Sex Talk.
Sacha McMeeking is the head of Aotahi, the School of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Canterbury, and co-founder of Tū Māia, a kaupapa Māori business that designs leadership and entrepreneurship programmes.
Paula Penfold is a journalist with Stuff Circuit. Best known for her work on the Teina Pora case, and ‘The Valley’ – an examination of New Zealand’s deployment to Afghanistan, she is also a consultant to the #metoonz investigation.
Kim Hill joined Radio New Zealand in Gisborne, then moved to Checkpoint, before co-presenting Morning Report, where she gained a high profile. Nine years on Nine to Noon was followed by 16 hosting Saturday Morning, for which she has won international and national awards.