October 09, 2018
Puna kōrero for Māori feminism
Māori women are asking whether they really embrace the suffrage kaupapa.
Three prominent wahine toa will address issues of concern to their sisters at the Unsung Mahi of Wahine Māori forum in Auckland this evening.
They are University of Waikato associate professor Leonie Pihama, AUT senior law lecturer Khylee Quince and Action Station director Laura O'Connell Rapira.
Facilitator Mihingarangi Forbes says the free event was organised by the Auckland Women's Centre as part of the celebrations of New Zealand women getting the vote 125 years ago.
"One of the issues we will talk about is what does femininsm mean for Māori women, do we feel included, or does Suffrage 125 feel like a Pākehā kaupapa? Have we embraced it in te ao Māori," she says.
The Unsung Mahi event is at the Western Springs Community Hall starting at 7pm.
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