City Gallery

Past event

Contemporary Feminism Panels: Feminism and Ethnicity

17 October 2018

You can now listen to the panels on the RNZ website.

City Gallery and Radio New Zealand mark Suffrage 125 with a second series of panel discussions exploring contemporary feminism. These discussions build upon the lively national conversations that took place during Cindy Sherman last year.

RNZ’s Māori News correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan and panel explore feminism and ethnicity. How culturally specific is feminism? How does the skin we’re born in determine our relationship with gender equality? How do cultural practices and traditions challenge or support feminism?

Speakers include:

  • Māni Dunlop is studying for her Master's on mana wāhine. She has worked as a journalist, and is the leader of a mentor programme for Māori students at Unitech.
  • Donna Miles-Mojab is a British-born, Iranian-bred New Zealander interested in justice and human rights issues. She works as a freelance journalist and gallery guide.
  • Tuiloma Lina‑Jodi Samu is the Pasifika advisor at the Human Rights Commission.
  • Farida Sultana is the founder of Shakti New Zealand and Shakti Australia, the culturally specialist support service for Asian, Middle Eastern, and African women.

In association with Arwa Alneami: Never Never Land. Recorded for broadcast by RNZ.

Doors open 5.30pm. Limited door sales available. Cash bar open until 6pm and again after the panel discussion to continue the conversation.

The Feminism and Faith panel discussion took place on Wednesday 24 October, 6pm.