We explore the compounding issues of racism and how it is experienced among different communities in Aotearoa. This webinar focuses on The Aotearoa Poster Competition project which came out of the April 2020 COVID-19 Level Four lockdown. We shine a light on responses to the increasing displays of anti-Chinese racism in social media as well as racist behaviour towards Chinese people living in Aotearoa New Zealand.
We also give voice to the appetite for understanding migrant communities in a Te Tiriti o Waitangi context. How do we consider the relationships between tangata whenua and tangata tiriti from different community perspectives?
Aotearoa Poster Competition – www.aotearoaposter.com – The promotional posters and resources on the competition website aim to empower people and provide Kiwis with strategies for how to stand up and respond when they see other people targeted by anti-racist behaviour. The winning posters are free to download for non-commercial use.
Te Papa Collection – Aotearoa Poster Competition winners:
- Young persons: Minna Zhu, Queenstown – https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/1927352
- New and emerging artist: Raymund Santos, Auckland – https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/1904664
- Popular vote: Chloe Or, Auckland – https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/1904666
Kotahitanga United Through Creativity – https://kotahitangagallery.nz/ – A collection of artworks to spark crucial conversations against racism and inspire conversation, inclusivity and unity. Creative Waikato is the driving force behind the initiative which aims to engage, inform, and connect with people from across different cultures and communities.
Human Rights Commission Report – Racism and Xenophobia Experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand during COVID-19: A Focus on Chinese and Asian Communities
Human Rights Commission – Responding to Racism Resource page – Anti-racism tips, tools and guidance aiming to give us confidence to help eliminate racism. This advice has been gathered from multiple domestic and international sources and includes a list of other campaigns and initiatives from around Aotearoa and the world.
Tauiwi Tautoko – A programme run by the Open Collective offering tools, community and courage to participate in online conversations that may involve racism, hate speech and other harmful beliefs. It is for all tauiwi (non-Māori) to support those who are targets of racism in online spaces.
Tauiwi Tautoko resources page by ActionStation – Read, listen and watch these resources to help you change hearts and minds, one conversation at a time.