A Trans-Tasman Conference Towards Racial Equity: June 12, 2019
A Trans-Tasman Conference Towards Racial Equity: June 12, 2019A Trans-Tasman Conference Towards Racial Equity: June 12, 2019
The organisations of Shakti, the Khadija Leadership Network and Auckland Peace Action have come together to host Let’s Deal With It: A Trans-Tasman Conference Towards Racial Equity. The beginnings of this event came out of the terror attacks in Christchurch. The groups say they want to create a safe platform to establish an open dialogue between Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to help build a society free of prejudice, racism and hate-based crime. The one-day conference focuses on 'creating awareness of the democratic and political processes, promoting active citizenship, encouraging active citizenship within the context of multicultural dialogue and promoting the self-development of refugee and migrant communities'. Tayyaba Khan is from the Khadija Leadership Network, and Arisha Chandra and Mengzhu Fu are both from Shakti. They are all involved in planning the conference and they joined Lillian Hanly this morning to speak more about what they hope to come of it. Lillian started by asking how the conference came about.
The event is on this Friday the 14th, at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall from 8-5pm. If you can't make it, it will be livestreamed, so you can find that on the Shakti, Auckland Peace Action and Khadija Leadership Network social media. The panels will also be filmed and available online, you can also get involved in the conversation online if you can’t be there in person.