Next steps on your anti-racism journey

On Wednesday 8 July 2020 a group of about 300 people came together for a webinar on how to engage in courageous and impactful conversations about racism.

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Watch: Courageous conversations about race

If you’d like to watch the session again the video is on our Facebook page at this link. We’ll upload it to YouTube with captions soon for our deaf and hard of hearing whānau.

Here are a few suggested actions from our speakers you can take as next steps:

👉 Attend ‘Beyond Diversity’, 1st and 2nd September, Wellington
This is a two-day workshop facilitated by Courageous Conversation South Pacific Institute. Expressions of interest can be sent to southpacific@courageousconversation.com.

👉 Kat Poi suggests finding a racial equity mentor.
This is someone who will challenge you and encourage you to keep growing your racial consciousness no matter how aware you may feel. Kat says, “There’s always more (un)learning to do towards healthy racial dialogue and dismantling racism.”

👉 Attend ‘How to Talk to Your Racist Uncle (and Anyone Else)’, 15 August, Kapiti coast
Gaayathri leads workshops on how to address racism in everyday conversations. Contact gaayathrin@gmail.com to book or for enquiries on future courses.

👉 Follow Guled Mire’s organisation Third Culture Minds on Facebook

👉 Read these great articles by Dylan Asafo
Time to dismantle our rotting house on Newsroom and Are we finally paying attention? for E-Tangata.

As for us, we recommend these articles, podcasts and videos:

  • Race Class Narrative Action. Research that uncovers why it’s important to talk about race and class together in order to build unified movements and shift hearts and minds.

Kia kaha with your mahi helping to build an inclusive Aotearoa.

If you’d like to see more of these webinars, and pūtea is something you can help with, please donate to our decolonisation fund here.

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