Celebrate Lesbian Herstory Month at LILAC
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We're celebrating Lesbian Herstory Month at the LILAC Lounge ...

Lesbians Together: Social Activities and Political Activism

LILAC is holding a number of events during October to celebrate local lesbian herstory with a social occasion, a panel of speakers, and a workshop.

All events are being held in the LILAC Lounge, level 2, 187 Willis St. at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Light refreshments will be available. Koha

Lesbian Socialising: Clubs, Pubs, Balls and Dances  - Friday 14 October
Share your stories over drinks and nibbles. Bring photos, posters and other visual memorabilia.
Lesbian Political Activism  - Wednesday 19 October
Visual displays and discussion
Workshop: Lesbians and Ageing in Aotearoa  - Wednesday 26 October
Dr Sonja Ellis (University of Waikato) is beginning a research project that focuses on ageing in pride era lesbians (those born approx. 1950-1975) in Aotearoa. As well as capturing some of Aotearoa's lesbian history, the project focuses on the needs and aspirations of pride era lesbians as they move through midlife and into older adulthood. Through an open discussion about ageing as a lesbian, the purpose of this session is to generate ideas that will help to develop the scope of the study. The session is open to women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or similar and are aged 45+.

Annual report and Annual General Meeting

The twenty-seventh Annual General Meeting of LILAC will be held in the LILAC Lounge on the second floor of 187 Willis Street at 6.00pm on Tuesday 15th November 2022. All members are urged to attend.

Light refreshments will be available prior to the meeting.

The Annual Report has been sent to members and is also available on the website.

Nominations are open for the Collective. The nomination form is available on the website and is also p. 6 of the Annual Report. We can have, and need, 10 to share the work. Please send your completed form to us by 26th October, although nominations will be accepted from the floor.

It's cosy at the LILAC Lounge. Come along for October Book Group or just pop in to get some reading or movies. Tea, coffee and bikkies available.

Book Group Wednesday 12th October 6.15  - 7.30pm

This month Book Group is featuring detective mystery by Val McDermid - check the titles at LILAC on our tinycat catalogue

New books on the shelves

arriving October 12th for Book Group!
we're getting some outstanding new titles - drop in soon for great reading

queer romance set in an Alabama Christian high school
more on goodreads
skulduggery in medical research, rumblings behind the Iron Curtain
more on goodreads

Kiwi zine featuring a range of poetry, fiction, essays, and artwork

publisher's website
LILAC gratefully acknowledges the invaluable financial support we receive from the Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians.

The A&A Trust  commemorates the support of Bette Armstrong and Bea Arthur for the lesbian community in Wellington. It is a registered charity that welcomes bequests and donations to enable it to assist lesbian communities in the Wellington region.

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