I know this is short notice but i have just returned and started recovering from an exhausting trip. I just wanted to say that WEDNESDAY is on and we have a confirmed guest speaker – Karen Ritchie
Karen worked with the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective and was a driving force behind Prostitution Law reform, which empowered sex workers to make safer decisions while working and encouraged them to get tested. She founded the Cartier Bereavement Trust, a charity offering direct financial assistance towards funeral costs for people who have died from AIDS. In addition to her work with NZAF’s Burnett Centre, she was known as the ‘Mother of K Rd’ by key members of the Karangahape Road community with whom she sustained a close relationship.
Karen Richie received an Honorary Life Membership
award in recognition by the NZAF of an outstanding contribution to the NZAF’s mission and is the highest award that the NZAF bestows. This honour may was bestowed on Karen Ritchie by the NZAF Trust Board
This signifies an outstanding contribution to the NZAF’s mission and results in the NZAF mission being substantially and positively enhanced by that contribution. It occurs over a significant period of time requiring substantial and commendable personal input. It involves service in particularly challenging environments and can be clearly documented and corroborated.
Karen is a very well known, well loved member of K’Rd she is a strong trusted voice in the community.
I look forward to hearing from her and I know that what she shares will be a great deal of value to us all
I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday at Rainbow Youth – 11 Edinburgh St, Auckland, entrance on Abbey street please be there by 6:45 so we can settle in and have a great evening together.
Any questions, please give me a ring on 021 125 7775
See you there