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Past event

Contemporary Feminism Panels: Feminism and Faith

24 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.

Kim Hill and panel discuss feminism and faith. How do feminists reconcile contradictions between feminism and faith? What can religious communities do to support gender equality? And what happens when you lose faith?

Speakers include:

  • Saziah Bashir is a freelance journalist commenting on issues of social justice, race, and gender
  • Caroline Blyth lectures in Religious Studies at the University of Auckland. She researches the complicated relationships between religion, gender, and culture.
  • Reverend Jean Malcolm is Co-Vicar of St Peter’s on Willis (Anglican Church), Wellington.
  • Lilia Tarawa was born into the infamous Gloriavale cult and broke free from the religious community when she was 18. Now she is a best-selling writer and keynote speaker on how to love yourself and build healthy self esteem.

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

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

This event has sold out. Limited door sales may be available from 5.30pm.

The Feminism and Ethnicity panel discussion took place on Wednesday 17 October, 6pm.