Community Voices is our new webinar series where we invite people to kōrero with us on belonging and inclusion related topics. It’s about amplifying the voices and views/whakaaro of different communities from across the motu.
Our first five webinars for 2022 are on the topic of What’s Your Tūrangawaewae? where we gather a group of people from the community to share the stories of their tūrangawaewae.
Before the webinar each guest was given the following questions to reflect on:
- What is your Tūrangawaewae?
- Does this concept exist in your own culture? Yes/No and why
- What words, icons, images or objects do you use to describe your tūrangawaewae?
- How should we support the tūrangawaewae of others or future generations?
If you were unable to join us on the Facebook LIVE, here is the full webinar video:
A big mihi to our voices from the community:
- Nurain Janah: Nurain moved to Auckland from the small island country of the Maldives at a young age, and grew up as a proud Muslim Kiwi. After experiencing the barriers faced by young migrants and women of colour, she is now on a mission to create a more equitable world through storytelling, mentoring and influencing decision-makers through her governance and leadership roles. She works as a Senior Consultant at Ernst and Young New Zealand, and is the founder of Authenticity Aotearoa, a social enterprise that empowers women of colour to express their authentic selves and works to create culturally competent and inclusive workplaces.
- Glenn Barclay: Glenn Barclay is a 4th generation Pakeha of Scottish descent. He is semi-retired following a career working in unions, which concluded with a stint as National Secretary of the PSA Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi. He is currently co-chair of the Wellington Regional Skills Leadership Group and a member of Toitu te Waiora board (the Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council). He is also an independent member of the Community Law Centres of Aotearoa board, co-convener of the ACC Futures Coalition and chair of Tax Justice Aotearoa.
- Makanaka Tuwe: Mhoroi, I’m Makanaka Tuwe. I am a Zimbabwean storyteller, educator, researcher and cultural producer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. I am the founder of Sesa Mathlo Apothecary, a practice that flows between the intersections of embodied self-care, collective wellness and social justice. I am interested in exploring the ways we can transform the embodied experience as we move through social transformation. I am also the founder of Afrodaze, a platform dedicated to amplifying music from Africa and her diaspora. Our projects include events, conversations and collaborations with artists of African descent and consulting.