Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono – Update #36

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We hope you are all keeping well & safe! It’s time for our monthly catch up featuring the latest news, views and updates from us and the wider community.

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Arohanui, The IACT team

He aha te kai a te rangatira? He kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero.

What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication.

Aroha atu, aroha mai

Let us show respect for each other

Tātou i a tātou katoa

For one another

Hui e! Taiki e!

Bind us all together!

IACT in Action

Upcoming Webinar: Friday 22 April @ 12.30pm

It’s time for another Community Voices – What’s Your Tūrangawaewae!

  • When: Friday 22 April, 12.30 – 1.30pm
  • Hosted by: Tim Pare (IACT Project Facilitator)
  • Where: LIVE on our Facebook page. No need to register, just head to our Facebook page to watch the live feed. We encourage you to ask questions and participate in the live kōrero as much as you like!
  • Guests from the community: Mandy Patmore, Marie Ysabel Landingin, Dr Evangelia Papoutsaki, Baruch ter Wal. Click HERE for their full bios.

Watch the Community Voices series

So far we have hosted three webinars on the topic What’s Your Tūrangawaewae? In each episode we gathered a group of people from the community to chat to us about their tūrangawaewae, and the words, places, icons and images they use to describe it.

All three webinars are now available to watch on our website. Enjoy!

Welcoming Communities Programme – Hamilton

We were honoured to be invited to the Commitment Signing event for Te Waharoa Ki Ngaa Haapori – Kirikiriroa/Welcoming Communities Programme – Hamilton.

The Welcoming Communities Programme is an initiative to ensure that Hamilton feels like home to anyone who chooses to move there. Read more…

#InCaseYouMissedIt – In The News

2022 has been busy for us in terms of speaking on important issues, and advocating for change.

Our Project Co-Lead Anjum Rahman is our official spokesperson, and is quite often asked to give interviews, partake in panel discussions, give presentations, write opinion pieces or articles and provide an IACT perspective on particular issues.

We’ve rounded up the best pieces from 2022 for you to peruse at your leisure. Click HERE to get reading/listening!

IACT Recommendations

New Zine ‘Together Apart’ from Migrant Zine Collective

If you’re looking for something new to read, we’ve got just the thing! The latest zine from Migrant Zine Collective is out and it’s awesome!

Migrant Zine Collective is an activist-based zine collective aiming to amplify, celebrate and share the voices of migrants of colour in Aotearoa.

Their latest zine is called ‘Together Apart’ which was collated and edited during the August 2021 lockdown. It’s a bittersweet yet heart-warming collection of essays and artwork, which articulate the realities of being in diaspora at this time.

Download ‘Together Apart’.

Community Research Webinar – Racism, community, art and social change

We really enjoyed a webinar hosted by Community Research – ‘Racism, community, art and social change. Understanding community responses to racism in Aotearoa’, that took place on 12 April 2022.

The kōrero focused on the Aotearoa Poster Competition held in 2020 with guest speakers Bev Tso Hong, Grace Gassin & Grace Wong, articulating the role the arts can play in helping to change attitudes and behaviours.

We highly recommend a watch of this webinar that is now available on the Community Research website HERE.

Grow your awareness

IACT Belonging Research 2020

In 2020 we asked people across Aotearoa New Zealand about belonging. We wanted to understand what helps people belong; what gets in the way of belonging; and what work is needed to create a society where everyone feels valued.

The full Belonging Research project can be viewed on our website, and is broken down into themes with quotes from research participants. This is the research that has led our mahi for the last two years – the areas we have focused on and the communities we have partnered with.

We are planning to run a follow-up Belonging research project this year (because let’s face it, a lot has changed in the last two years!), speaking to people in regions of Aotearoa we didn’t get a chance to reach last time. More details on this coming soon!

In the meantime, we invite you to explore our 2020 Belonging Research project.

You can take a lead

A more inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand needs collective leadership and action. We invite you and your community to connect with us and others working for an inclusive society via the options below: