This residential weekend/retreat is a safe space to explore anti-racism, and our Tiriti o Waitangi responsibilities to Maori. The interactive programme is tailored to participants with a focus on fostering practical strategies to eliminate racism. It includes technical input, skill-sharing, problem-solving, planning, network building, and time with activist leaders.
It is the anti-racism version of chicken soup for the soul with a political edge.
Venue: Kotare: Centre for Social Change, Hoteo North, Auckland
6pm start Friday; 2pm finish Sunday
Cost: $250 institution, $115 other, free registration for those coming from South Island or overseas.
Maximum of 25 participants. Please bring a base understanding of te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Susan da Silva is well-known in Northland and throughout New Zealand for her work with te Tiriti o Waitangi issues. She has worked with organisations nationally, regionally and locally providing professional development for staff working in early childhood, social services and health services. Since her arrival in Northland, Susan has worked as the Paediatric Social Worker for the Northland DHB and, after 15 years at NorthTec, she is now a Social Worker at Whangarei Boys High School.
- Dr Heather Came is a seventh generation New Zealander with an extensive background in the health sector and social justice activism. She is an activist-scholar based at Auckland University of Technology, she is a member of Tamaki Tiriti Workers, and founding member of STIR: Stop Institutional Racism.
- An Italian-English activist, Miriam Gioia Sessa began Feminist and Social Justice activism at the young age of 14 while living Rome. She is currently working in the sexual violence sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.