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Dealing With Racism and Discrimination

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 7:06 pm Thu 23rd May 2019

Dealing with racism and discrimination, and promote racial equity
one-day conference to discuss how to …… 14th June 2019 489 Dominion Rd, Auckland. 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Following the Christchurch massacre of March 15, 2019, a wider social awakening has occurred, recognising the pressing need to forge unity amidst our diversity. We want to create a safe platform to establish an open dialogue between Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to help build a society free of prejudice, racism and hate-based crime.

“Let’s Deal with It: A Trans-Tasman Conference Towards Racial Equity” is a one-day conference focused on creating awareness on the democratic and political processes, promoting active citizenship, encouraging active citizenship within the context of multicultural dialogue and promoting the self-development of refugee and migrant communities.

This is a conference that will bring together a range of communities of all ethnicities and colour, leaders (including MPs from New Zealand and Australia), thinkers and strategists who are well-versed in the issues that will be discussed. Some amazing speakers are already confirmed! Check out the line-up and more updates at the event’s page. These are the panels and workshops:

Trans-Tasman collaboration towards racial equity
Extremism and Radicalisation
The role of the media in promoting racial harmony
Migrant and refugee women’s leadership to promote integration
Ethnic communities and human rights

Shakti Community Council has been at the forefront of advocacy against all forms of violence and oppression, especially within and against migrant and refugee communities. This Conference will aim to honour the Christchurch victims, hopefully galvanise participating nations and promote wider social change and racial harmony.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and support of many organisations, community groups, businesses and people engaged in promoting positive change in our communities. Special thanks to Auckland Peace Action, Khadija Leadership Network, and Asians Supporting Tino Rangatiratanga.

We look forward to seeing you there! Click on the button below to register.
I commend this as a way to show support for people within NZ, marginalised through their choice of religion or where they were born in the world.
In the same way, this is also an opportunity to show your values. Murray Bacon.


  1. If the Auckland Peace Action supports this then it is the nemesis of everything this site represents. This Neo Marxist group either knowingly or ignorantly is opposed to males have equal right to females. It believes that patriarchal hierarchy is the scourge of the West and would wish to de-platform anyone who has a contrary point of view. Be enlightened Murray and go to the link below and save yourself a day of bullshit indoctrination.

    Comment by Bruce — Sat 25th May 2019 @ 2:27 pm

  2. I have some concerns about the Conference, but not enough to stop me attending.
    In my life, I have listened to quite a few messages, some I was more impressed after listening to them and some I was less impressed after listening to them.
    I can follow your logic, but the links seem to me to be erratic, tenuous and not significantly relevant to racial harmony in NZ.
    My message related to improving racial harmony in NZ and in some way care for all marginalised groups in NZ. Argumentative positions generally don’t contribute to bringing people together, which is the stated goal of the Conference.
    In my values, improving racial harmony is important and improving care of all marginalised groups is important.
    Where do you stand?

    Comment by Murray Bacon — Mon 27th May 2019 @ 2:08 pm

  3. The Mans’ stand has been reduced to somewhere in behind those new, various so called marginalised groups. The overwhelming need to fall over every other group has taken precedence over common sense.
    We are now not to question others lifestyles, religions etc, no one must be criticised for who they are, why then have been and are being continually asked to change the way they think and do.

    I am foremost a humanist and a lot of what is being sidelined is what is IS to be human, and what of free speech, are only the views of men to be sidelined,, it feels like there is ‘to be no more discussion’ on some pretty serious issues, like as the human race and where we are headed.

    As a Human I want more discussion on the collective race and what we can expect for the futures of our children/grandchildren in way of employment, etc.

    To me this is all very ME ME and ME TOO.

    I actually have not been aware that we had racial disharmony, here, except for the fact we are possibly creating it as we speak, and I say ‘we’, because we all live in this so called democracy and if it is to be WE, then it really MUST BE, “WE!”

    Not inclusivity for some only, missing out and denying the rights of Man, as fathers and family heads, leaders and gentlemen.

    I am sorry but I cannae abide the unfair facebookesque of rash ‘while the balls are rolling’ reactionery nature of such meets as these.

    Comment by mama — Mon 27th May 2019 @ 3:53 pm

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    Comment by Evan Myers — Mon 27th May 2019 @ 4:00 pm

  5. I am sure they (w.affairs) will be there with big bells and whistles, absolutely no wolf whistles of course, no, never ever again.

    Comment by mama — Mon 27th May 2019 @ 4:03 pm

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