A Gentle Radical Book Event

22 June 2022 5:30pm

Where: Woof Bar, 368 Moray Place, Dunedin
Entry requirements: Please note Woof Bar requires a valid My Vaccine Pass for entry

Jeanette Fitzsimons was a visionary, a pioneer and a radical. She was the co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand from 1995 to 2009, and a member of parliament from 1996 to 2010.
Highly regarded by all, she was the first (and, until recently, the only) Green MP to win an electorate seat. She died very suddenly and unexpectedly in 2020.
Fitzsimons is a unique figure in our political history yet someone whose personal story is still unknown.
How did a girl from a conservative rural family get to the front lines of radical political thought and then into the front benches of Parliament?
What can we learn from her politics and what did she think of the Green Party that followed her? Fitzsimons lived a fascinating life, filled with moments of high political drama, and her example of how to navigate politics, adversity and triumph is more important than ever.

Books will be available to purchase at the event - $39.99


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