21-30 MARCH 2020
The countdown is on!
Days, starting on Race Relations Day
Live-streaming + interactive webinars
Speakers from Aotearoa + International
HEI KANOHI MATAARA, HEI RINGA WHITI
EYES WIDE OPEN, READY FOR ACTION
Te Tiriti-based futures & Anti-racism 2020 is an innovative (inter)national, online and offline, Tiriti-based, anti-racism and decolonisation event in Aotearoa.
It will start with a one-day hui March 21, Race Relations Day 2020, hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua in Tāmaki Makaurau, and then run virtually for 10 days. Webinar topics include institutional racism and anti-racism, decolonisation, building Tiriti-based futures and transforming our constitution. Overseas presenters will also discuss lessons for Aotearoa from their experiences with these broader issues. The open-access webinars will be posted on-line, where they will become permanent resources for anti-racist activism and Tiriti education.
Thanks to support from our partners and communities there will also be face-to-face events in multiple locations, these will include train-the-Tiriti-trainer hui, public face to face workshops, webinar viewing and discussions and community potluck dinners. New anti-racism and Tiriti resources, both printed and online, will gradually be added to the site.
The organisers are a group of Pākehā and Māori with experience in activism, research and community development. With your help we hope hope this event will become annual calendar fixture.
RACE RELATIONS DAY
The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21st March. This international day marks the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre when 69 black South African citizens – including 10 children – were shot to death by their own Police for protesting against racial apartheid laws. The day aims to remind people of racial discrimination’s negative consequences. It also encourages people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination.