2023 SASS Retreat

This week the SASS group was blessed to reconnect in person, as they participated in the 2-night SASS retreat at Castaways Resort.

Photo of the group on the deck

After months of Zoom meetings off the back of their Voices from the Frontlines not-white paper, it was a relief to get back into each other’s presence and workshop an action plan going forward. Some of the workshop topics included how Te Tiriti o Waitangi can be applied and promoted to ethnic communities, and the facilitation was guided by the lovely Arama Mataira.

The group has produced an exciting action plan, with a focus on reaching out to communities that are working to change systems – as well as a resource available for you all soon.

We are very grateful to be able to tie off 2023 in such a beautiful space, and we are energized for our mahi coming into 2024. A big thank you to WEAVE – Working Together for making this retreat possible, and for your belief in our capacity to make this change possible.