Suffrage 125 Voting Day event (Dunedin, 28 November 2018)

28 November marks 125 years since women in Aotearoa went to the polling booths to vote for the first time.

To celebrate this momentous anniversary in the Suffrage 125 celebrations, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum in association with the Ministry for Women invite you to ‘KATE Talks’ – an evening with inspiring women who will share their powerful thoughts.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Pay equity – Dr Helen Roberts, Senior Lecturer Accountancy and Finance, Otago University
  • Sustainability and food – Deborah Manning, Founder and CEO, Kiwi Harvest
  • Safety of young women – Ashley Smith, Co-founder, Sticks n Stones
  • Poverty – Laura Black, CE, Methodist Mission
  • Māori Health – Miriama Ketu-McKenzie, Psychologist, Dunedin Hospital

Please join in honouring Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia and all the suffragists, and women today who continue to improve the lives of New Zealand women and girls. The evening’s event links to Toitū’s feature exhibition Suffrage & Beyond: 1893-2018.

When: Wednesday 28 November, from 5.30 p.m.

Where: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin.

Registration is required as spaces are limited. Please call (03) 477 4000 or email to register.