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Meet the Ethnic Women Candidates: NZ Election 2020 - A Panel Discussion Webinar Series

Date Tuesday 29 September 2020
Time 6pm - 7:30pm
Where Online Event - ZOOM
Presenter Ethnic Women in Politics - led by Dr. Rachel Simon-Kumar, Associate Professor, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, and Dr. Priya Kurian, Professor, Political Science & Public Policy, University of Waikato
Contact Dr Priya Kurian
Contact email priya.kurian@waikato.ac.nz
Website www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/meet-the-ethnic-women-candidates-nz-election-2020-panel-discussion-1-registration-120464375189
Admission Cost Free

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Across party lines, who are the Ethnic women participating in NZ mainstream politics?

This event is brought to you by the University of Auckand and University of Waikato.

'Young, Millennial and Ethnic'

Hosted by the Ethnic Women in Politics (EWP) project at the University of Auckland and University of Waikato, the ‘Meet the Ethnic Women Candidates: NZ Elections 2020’ webinar series features two panel discussions with women candidates from minority ethnic communities who represent the major political parties in the upcoming 2020 New Zealand elections. The use of the term ‘Ethnic’ is defined as non-Māori, non-Pacific and non-Pākeha.Globally, we are observing an increased spotlight on women leaders from minority ethnic groups, often as voices of resistance to and transformation within established political systems.

In New Zealand, a growing number of ethnic women are entering the sphere of mainstream politics. These panels are an opportunity to kōrero about their identity, politics, aspirations, challenges, and the impact of their presence in politics on ethnic women in the community.

The webinars will span over two panel discussions on two consecutive days. There will be a seperate eventbrite registration page for both discussions.

First Panel Discussion Overview

The first webinar is entitled ... 'Young, Millennial and Ethnic'.

Featuring four young ethnic women participating in the elections for the first time.

  • Rimu Bhooi: Candidate for Hamilton East, Green Party
  • Nuwanthie Samarakone: Candidate for Manurewa, National Party
  • Zahra Hussaini: Candidate for Christchurch, Labour Party
  • Ciara Swords: Candidate for Whangārei, TOP Party

Please click on the Register button above to RSVP for the first discussion in this two part series. Once registered via the eventbrite registration page you will receive a reminder email 2hrs and 10mins prior to the discussion start time. Those emails will provide the URL link you will need to join the online discussion.

About EWP:

Uniquely ‘about and by’ ethinc women, Ethnic Women in Politics is a project funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Grant, led by Dr. Rachel Simon-Kumar, Associate Professor, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, and Dr. Priya Kurian, Professor, Political Science & Public Policy, University of Waikato.

For more information, contact: - Associate Professor Rachel Simon-Kumar, r.simon-kumar@auckland.ac.nz