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Louise Nicholas to deliver 4th Dame Dorothy Fraser lecture

Published: Mon 28 Sep 2015 10:34 AM
Clare Curran
Dunedin South MP
28 September 2015
Louise Nicholas to deliver 4th Dame Dorothy Fraser lecture
The woman who took on the police force over rape and abuse and won will deliver the fourth annual Dame Dorothy Fraser Lecture tonight in Dunedin.
She will be introduced by Labour’s deputy leader and health spokesperson Hon. Annette King, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said.
“The theme of the keynote speech is ‘How a woman who spoke up about rape and abuse brought about systematic change for the good’.
“The lecture series is designed to celebrate the vast contribution of the late Dame Dorothy Fraser (1926-2015) to the Dunedin South community. A stalwart in the Dunedin community, Dame Dorothy served on numerous health boards and as a city councillor. She was also married to Labour MP for St. Kilda, Bill Fraser and died in May.
“The fourth annual Dame Dorothy Fraser lecture will keep to the tradition of celebrating the achievements of strong New Zealand women, and reflecting on their contributions to society. The purpose of these lectures is to get insight from women of calibre who have made their mark on New Zealand.
“Former Labour Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, CTU President Helen Kelly, and former MP Dr. Marilyn Waring have delivered the first, second, and third lectures respectively” Clare Curran said.
Event details
When: 7.45pm - 9:15pm Monday 28 September (NOTE LECTURE WILL START AT 8PM)
Where: King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bayview Road, Dunedin
ENDS

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