Posts in “Forum” category

Khylee Quince – Change-maker

Mixing humour with straight-talking – a potent and characteristic mix – Khylee Quince, the first Māori Dean of Law, offered a blueprint for change-makers in her kōrero with Stacey Morrison last month. The issues are clear: One in every 25 wāhine Māori have been to prison by age 35, compared to one in every 166 ...

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Posted: July 20, 2021Categories: , ,

Kōrero with Qiane Matata-Sipu

“I hope indigenous wāhine really understand how powerful they actually are” Qiane Matata-Sipu shares how she is changing the narrative for future generations It was an open, candid, memorable evening of tears and laughter when Qiane Matata-Sipu talked to Stacey Morrison about the successful campaign she co-led with her cousins to protect their ancestral whenua ...

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Posted: July 14, 2021Category:

Kōrero with Laura O’Connell Rapira

Laura O’Connell Rapira: Our work must be values-based A long-term vision for our earth mother Papatūānuku will help create the best future for wāhine Māori and for all of us, said Action Station director Laura O’Connell-Rapira at Auckland Women’s Centre’s latest community forum. Laura delivered her inspirational kōrero to nearly 100 participants in the first-ever ...

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Posted: April 22, 2020Categories: , ,

Dr Hinemoa Elder: Science alone won’t save us

A kōrero with Dr Hinemoa Elder was an evening of sharing stories, Indigenous wisdom, and the joy of being together as women. “Incredible women celebrate incredible women!” as chair Stacey Morrison (Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa) put it. Hinemoa invited us on a voyage of discovery to Antarctica, a voyage she actually took three months ago with 99 ...

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Posted: March 22, 2020Categories: ,

Taking misogyny out of mainstream porn

A difficult but not impossible task.   At AWC’s “The Problem with Porn” Forum in early October, the four panellists were uncompromising when they explained why they agreed with the forum kaupapa. “Our ‘enemy’ is not pornography per se, but the sexism, racism and misogyny that saturates most of the most easily accessible porn,” said ...

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Posted: October 25, 2019Categories: ,

Kōrero with Tracey McIntosh

Radical honesty and joyous activism Her remedies for our unequal society   Matching hope and humour with clear-eyed analysis of New Zealand society, Tracey McIntosh (Tūhoe) was a warm inspiration at AWC’s last event for 2019. In front of a sold-out crowd at the light and airy West End tennis club, the Professor of Indigenous ...

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Posted: October 25, 2019Categories: ,

Muslim women speak out about feminism, racism and spirituality

AWC forum hears that refugees feared to leave their homes after the Christchurch attacks.   A Muslim woman – Fatima al-Fihri – founded the world’s oldest university, in Morocco in 859CE. Two centuries earlier, the first-ever Muslim woman Khadijah bint Khuwaylid was a merchant 15 years older than the prophet Muhammed: she was his employer ...

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Posted: June 25, 2019Categories: ,

Mana wahine forum

A large audience enjoyed and discussed the kōrero of four dynamic women at this #Suffrage 125 event on the 9th of October. Read the article here.

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Posted: October 25, 2018Categories: ,

Clementine Ford forum

A sell-out crowd enjoyed the smart, brave, considered, witty, and (as she describes herself) unfuckablewith, Clementine! Read the article here.

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Posted: June 25, 2018Categories: ,

Women and disability forum

He waka eke noa. We’re all in this together. That was the strong message coming the Women and Disability forum held on 13 March.   Dr Huhana Hickey, human rights campaigner, outlined the need for intersectionality – a uniting of women (whether disabled or non-disabled), Māori and Pacific people, and those who identify as LGBTQI ...

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Posted: March 25, 2018Categories: ,