The Women's Studies Association supports a range of events for its members and others who are interested.
We have held conferences, going back to 1978; these are usually held every two years. Conference proceedings are available for sale as a printed volume, or on CD. We intend to make conference proceedings for past conferences available on this website. Watch this space for news of our 2016 conference.
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Our Annual General Meeting is to be held at the Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland St, Auckland on Thursday 23rd July 2015.
Drinks & nibbles at 5.30pm, AGM is scheduled for 6.00pm, chaired by Annie Weir. Anyone can attend but only members can vote.
At 7pm we will be screening a marvellous new documentary from filmmaker Briar March:
A Place to Call Home
Two WSA(NZ) one-day events featuring speakers and cultural performance to explore the meanings of World War One for New Zealand women.
Wellington: Saturday, 28 March, St John's, Dixon Street, 9:30am - 4:00pm. Programme includes Jane Tolerton, Grace Millar and other exciting speakers and a performance of He Aha Te Utu; a lunch arrangement will be made with a koha.
Auckland: Sunday, 12 April, Ferndale House, 830 New North Rd, Mt Albert, 9.30am - 4:00pm. Programme includes Sandra Coney, Jane Tolerton and other exciting speakers in panels as well as a cultural performance. Lunch will be catered by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and a koha would be appreciated.
Supported by Lottery World War One Commemorations.
The Women's Studies Association (NZ) summer school at Kingston House in Kerikeri over Auckland/Northland Anniversary weekend was a great success.
The theme for the summer school involved looking at Māori and Pākehā women talking together two hundred years ago and talk between between Māori and tauiwi women today. The timing was close to the bicentenary of first Pākehā settlement in Aotearoa/New Zealand. A field trip was made to Hohi Bay (Oihi Bay) to look at the site of first Māori-Pākehā settler conversations.
Alison Jones and Kuni Jenkins, authors of He Kōrero: First Māori-Pākehā Conversations on Paper (Huia Publications) spoke, along with speakers from Ngāpuhi, the Northland iwi, which is currently negotiating a settlement with the Crown over Te Tiriti o Waitangi grievances.
Held SATURDAY AUGUST 30th. Please see the event's poster for more information.
WSA(NZ) joined with the Women's Centre, Campus Feminist Collective, AUSA, National Council of Women, The Hand Mirror and others to bring you the triennial Auckland election forum focused on women's issues.
It was held on Tuesday, August 19th at 7:00pm, chaired by Judy McGregor, with panellists from the major parties including: Jan Logie (Greens), Carol Beaumont (Labour) and Maggie Barry (National).