Greens shine spotlight on inequality

By Anne-Marie McDonald

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Philip McConkey
Philip McConkey

Whanganui Green Party will hold a series of talks on the subject of inequality.

The Inequality Project will run for three consecutive Thursday evenings in July, beginning on July 14.

Speakers will include local and national experts on inequality including journalist Max Rashbrooke, Gary Reid from the Whanganui People's Centre, Cheryl Edwards from Family Works, Green MP Jan Logie, activist Sue Bradford, and others.

Organiser Philip McConkey said the aim of the talks was to raise awareness of the issue of inequality in New Zealand.

"One of the Green Party's focuses recently has been on inequality. This is one way that the Whanganui Greens have picked up a theme that began with the party at a national level.

"We're not promoting the party during these talks - we're promoting the issue. Everyone is welcome to come along," Mr McConkey said.

The first talk will take place on July 14 and will be on the state of inequality in New Zealand.

The second talk, on July 21, will focus on the reality of living with inequality on a daily basis. And on July 28, the third talk will look at possible solutions to inequality.

All three talks will be at 7.30pm at the Davis Lecture Theatre. All welcome, entry is free.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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