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Your high five events for Tuesday 4 September

Help push for accessibility law, get a former PM to sign her book,  hear about peace and cluster bombs, find out about safe food and enjoy a show about staunch women.

Access Matters will present their Stories Booklet to the Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Carmel Sepuloni, outdoors on Parliament lawn by the Seddon Statue from 11:00am to 12:00pm. All supporters are welcome. They are calling on Minister Sepuloni to prioritise the introduction of an accessibility law by May 2020, within this term of Government. The event will be NZSL-interpreted and streamed live on the Access Matters Facebook page.

Unity Books will be hosting an in-store book signing at 57 Willis Street from 3:00pm to 4:00pm with Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in New York. Her new book is Women, Equality, Power: Selected Speeches from a Life of Leadership.

The Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs invite you to a talk by Thomas Nash, Peace, Disarmament and Aotearoa New Zealand, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Nash is adjunct lecturer in politics at Massey University, led the global campaign to ban cluster bombs and co-founded London-based NGO Article 36, serving on the board of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize). The free talk is at LT 1, Old Government Buildings (Law Faculty), Victoria University Pipitea Campus, 55 Lambton Quay.

At this month’s public talk at Churton Park Community Centre, find out about Safe Life-Healing Food. How can you know what is healthy and what isn’t? Find out what to avoid, how to cleanse food, how to heal your body through food, and more. Cost is $15.00, in the Tuesday 4 September, 7pm – 8pm, large meeting room at the Centre, 75 Lakewood Ave, Churton Park. For more information contact Merav on [email protected].

Soft Tissue is a one-hour solo show about staunch women “from the brain and body” of Ella Gilbert, shaped by director Jade Eriksen. It opens tonight at 8:00pm at BATS, 1 Kent Terrace (to Saturday), after four years of development in New Zealand, Singapore and Iran, returning home to Wellington after a stand out season in Auckland. “It lives on stage, bouncing off the walls and bristling with ambiguities. Most of all, it’s funny, playful and utterly theatrical.” – Theatrescenes. Full-price tickets ar $20:00, with  a range of concessions down to Student Wednesdays for $12.00.