Federation of Socialist Societies

The socialist society hosts regular educational and social events in Canterbury, Wellington, and Otago. Our events are open to all and free to attend.

124 Event(s) Found

They Shall Beat Their Swords Into Plowshares – The Catholic Worker Kaupapa with Adi Leason

May 14, 2024 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Events, Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

“And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword…

Ghosts of the Millennial Left – An Online Seminar w/ C Derick Varn

May 5, 2024 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Canterbury, Events, Interview, Otago, Public Lecture, Wellington

“There is today in the world a dominant discourse […] This dominating discourse often has the manic, jubilatory, and incantatory…

New Members Meeting & Social Drinks

April 26, 2024 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


The Rogue & Vagabond

Kia ora Neighbours, We've been a bit slack at organising social events lately. Given we've had a fair number of…

Summer of Discontent – Two Years on from the Parliament Protests with Tom Smith

April 9, 2024 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Open Discussion, Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

Join Federation member Tom Smith in a public discussion about the significance of 2022's parliament occupation. In the present moment,…

The Ernie Abbott Memorial Lecture

March 27, 2024 4:30 pm-7:00 pm

Events, Film Screening, Panel Discussion, Wellington

Wellington Trades Hall

Wellington Socialist Society & Wellington Trades Hall are proud to present: THE ERNIE ABBOTT MEMORIAL LECTURE “Ernie was an ordinary…

WSS Screening: Utu, 1983

March 19, 2024 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Film Screening, Wellington

13 Garrett Street

Come along to our next WSS film screening. Utu is Geoff Murphy's depiction of the Māori struggle against Pākehā domination in…

Reality Captured; Reality Imagined: Politics and Gender Through the Lens of Kati Horna

March 13, 2024 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Events, Public Lecture

Space Academy

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Amelia Byrnes will survey the life and work of Hungarian-born photographer, Kati Horna, and…

Waitangi – Colonial Capitalism Comes to New Zealand with Tony Simpson (hosted by Nīkau Wi Neera)

March 12, 2024 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Open Discussion, Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

The Wellington Socialist Society is pleased to once again welcome writer and historian Tony Simpson to Bedlam & Squalor for…

Colonisation 101

February 14, 2024 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Chaired discussion, Events

Space Academy

Given that the Aotearoa | New Zealand government is seeking to delegitimise Te Tiriti o Waitangi and disembed other elements…

Our New Prometheans – WSS presents: The Radical Philosophies of Silicon Valley Elites w/ Paris Marx

February 8, 2024 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Open Discussion, Panel Discussion, Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

“The reform of consciousness consists only in making the world aware of its own consciousness, in awakening it out of…

CSS Guest Speaker – Paris Marx: The Radical Philosophies of Silicon Valley Elites

February 4, 2024 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Events, Public Lecture

Abberley Park Hall

Canterbury Socialist Society are thrilled to welcome Paris Marx back to Christchurch. In one of our best and busiest events…

Capital After Covid – NZFSS Online Seminar w Guest Speaker Michael Roberts

January 24, 2024 8:00 pm

Canterbury, Otago, Public Lecture, Wellington

“Hitherto men have always formed wrong ideas about themselves, about what they are and what they ought to be. They…

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