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(en) Tamaki Makaurau Anarchists: Auckland Activist Fortnightly Newsletter #51

Date Wed, 23 Sep 2020 08:30:08 +0300


Kia ora e te whanau, this is the fifty first Auckland Activist Newsletter! We're still at Alert Level 2.5, but hopefully we should be at Alert Level 1 very soon! You can find all the up to date information on COVID-19 here (https://covid19.govt.nz/). ---- If you have an event that you want added to the next newsletter, which will be released on Sunday 4 October, then please email your event details to tamakimakaurauanarchists@protonmail.com ---- There are a range of events happening in the rest of August and in early September. More specifically, several demonstrations are being held, including the Fight For Our Families March on Saturday 3 October from 1.30pm at Aotea Square and the ongoing Freedom Fridays! Uyghur Solidarity on every Friday evening from 5.30pm at Aotea Square.

In addition, there are a range of webinars being held, including 2020 Referendum Information Evening on Monday 21 September from 7.30pm online via Youtube, Stories of Change NZ 2: Iceberg Model - Rise of the Civil Rights Movement on Thursday 1 October from 5pm online via Zoom, and Values in the time of COVID-19 on Thursday 1 October from 7pm online via Youtube.

There are also several talks happening, including Auckland's Transit Camps 1944-1978 on Sunday 27 September from 12pm at Auckland Libraries, Chinese in Auckland after the Gold Rush with David Wong on Sunday 27 September from 1pm at Auckland Libraries and Pacific women's experience of maternity on Wednesday 30 September from 12pm at Auckland Research Centres, Changing demographics in South Auckland on Wednesday 7 October from 12pm at Auckland Libraries, Public Talk: A Change of Heart on Wednesday 7 October from 6.30pm at 55 Madden Street, and the David Wakim Memorial Lecture - John Minto on Thursday 8 October from 7pm at St Columba Centre.

In addition, there are other events happening, such as Legacies of Slavery and Colonisation: Talanoa Oceania 2020 from Friday 25 September from 9am at Trinity Theological College, AUSA's Drug Reform Debate on Wednesday 30 September from 6.30pm at Owen G Glenn Building, ASTR Te Tiriti Workshop on Saturday 10 October from 9am, ASTR South Asian Tiriti Workshop on Sunday 11 October from 11am and Te Tiriti Workshop on Saturday 17 October from 11am at Rainbow Youth.

If you need a bit of a break, there's Let's Get Talking! (Drop-in Support Group) every Friday until Friday 30 October from 2pm online via Zoom, where you can get some support.

With there being no cases of COVID-19 community transmission for several days now, we'll hopefully be back at Alert Level 1 next week, so get ready for large-scale in-person political action!
We are an explicitly anarchist group in Auckland struggling for a better, fair and equal world. We are always open to new members. To find out more, come along to a public meeting, or you can find us at tamakimakaurauanarchists@gmail.com.
Upcoming Events on the Left in Auckland
Ongoing
Occupation @ Ihumatao, Oruarangi Road, Ihumatao
Occupation and blockade of the Ihumatao site. Family-friendly. Check facebook for updates on situation, material needs and carpooling etc.
Page: https://www.facebook.com/protectihumatao/

Ongoing Monthly on Thursdays until Thursday 24 September, 7.30-9pm
Introduction to Extinction Rebellion, Gribblehirst Community Hub
An introductory session of Extinction Rebellion, its history, current activities and future plans. Free. RSVP.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/491260308161501/

Ongoing Weekly on Fridays until Friday 30 October, 2pm
Let's Get Talking! (Drop-in Support Group), online via Zoom
Had a rough week and needing some support? Join us for our drop-in support group! These sessions will be built on an Intentional Peer Support Framework. This is a model for creating relationships where all people learn and grow together. Free. RSVP.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/307130130325921/

Ongoing Monthly on Thursdays until Thursday 26 November, 6.45-8.30pm
XR Auckland Central - Social, Fhloston Paradise
A regional induction where new Extinction Rebellion members can meet existing XR members and ask questions and discuss what's going on. Free. RSVP.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1245163849155889/

Ongoing Weekly on Fridays until Friday 18 December, 5.30pm
Freedom Fridays! Uyghur Solidarity! Aotea Square
Join Uyghur Solidarity every Friday evening to stand for human rights and freedom for the Uyghur people. They will have music, light and information. Join them for dinner afterwards, their shout if cost is a factor. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/706389583540774/

Monday 21 September, 7.30-9pm
2020 Referendum Information Evening, Online via Youtube
The Beach Haven Birkdale Residents Association is hosting a live discussion about the Cannabis legalisation and control referendum and the End of Life Choice referendum. Guest speakers include Professor Tracey McIntosh, Dr Aileen Collier and Dr Mary Panko. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/696113600983947/

Friday 25 September - Sunday 27 September, from 9am
Legacies of Slavery and Colonisation: Talanoa Oceania 2020, Trinity Theological College
Talanoa 2020 is a platform for navigating the intersections of civilisation-colonisation-slavery in Aotearoa and Oceania. RSVP.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2423542957898115/

Sunday 27 September, 12-1pm
Auckland's Transit Camps 1944-1978, Auckland Libraries
Join Lisa Truttman for this Heritage Festival talk as she talks about the stories and the lives at Auckland's five transit housing camps, at Mt Victoria in Devonport, Western Springs, Victoria Park, the Auckland Domain, and Camp Bunn near Panmure. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393305340875099/

Sunday 27 September, 1-2.30pm
Chinese in Auckland after the Gold Rush with David Wong, Auckland Libraries
Join David Wong Hop for this fascinating talk about the Chinese who helped shape Aotearoa as we know it today - from the goldfields, to market gardens and laundries - to professionals and to politicians. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2810556272511514/

Wednesday 30 September, 12-1pm
Pacific women's experiences of maternity, Auckland Research Centres
Rachel Schmidt will talk about how the experiences of Pacific women who became mothers in Auckland from the years 1950-1995 emerges from the peripheries of childbirth histories in New Zealand. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/306666170383454/

Wednesday 30 September, 6.30-8.30pm
AUSA's Drug Reform Debate, Owen G Glenn Building
Not sure what to vote in the upcoming Drug Reform Referendum? Have no idea what the Drug Reform laws will even entail? Come along to get informed and find out what this is all about plus have a few laughs thanks to the banter from Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury! Greens MP Chlöe Swarbrick will be attending as well as Labour MP Michael Wood and National MP Simeon Brown. TOP deputy leader Shai Navot will also be in attendance with more to be announced. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/321145025679926/

Thursday 1 October, 5-6pm
Stories of Change NZ 2: Iceberg Model - Rise of the Civil Rights Movement, online via Zoom
A webinar that uses the iceberg model to understand the rise of the black civil rights movement in 1950's America.Free. RSVP.
Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stories-of-change-nz-2-iceberg-model-rise-of-the-civil-rights-movement-tickets-118289718733#add-to-calendar-modal

Thursday 1 October, 7-8pm
Values in the time of COVID-19, online via Youtube
Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, New Zealanders have acknowledged health, kindness and time for reflection to be of greater importance. To what extent have attitudes, beliefs and behaviours changed as we navigate our way through these difficult times? Niki Harre and Mehmet Ozalp join our panel and discuss values from different perspectives. Free. RSVP.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2636044023325417/

Saturday 3 October, 1.30-3pm
Fight For Our Families March, Aotea Square
A protest to end the scourge of intimate partner violence. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/571621530166541/

Wednesday 7 October, 12-1pm
Changing demographics in South Auckland, Auckland Libraries
Keith Stuart, Auckland Council Archives, will look at the traces in South Auckland local government records of the migrants who came to New Zealand in the 1920s. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2756651824578679/

Wednesday 7 October, 6.30-8pm
Public Talk: A Change of Heart, 55 Madden Street
Dr Mike Joy, Genevieve Toop, Geoff Reid & Angus Robson will take you on a journey through the veins and arteries of Aotearoa- understanding the state of our whenua (lands and waterways) and how it links to human and animals health. We will help you understand how intensification has overshot health limits of our shared land and water and why we need an urgent change of heart in our food production systems. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1379917898873301/

Thursday 8 October, 7-8.30pm
David Wakim Memorial Lecture - John Minto, St Columba Centre
John Minto will be giving the 2020 David Wakim Memorial Lecture on the topic of "Telling Lies About Palestine. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/4025999910750679/

Saturday 10 October, 9am-4pm
ASTR Te Tiriti Workshop, location provided after registration
This is a one day introductory workshop for people of Asian descent to learn about Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The workshop will cover some history and context to the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and He Whakaputanga, what the actual text of Te Tiriti contained as well as some translations, what happened after the signing of Te Tiriti, and what rights and responsibilities tauiwi have living in Aotearoa. Free. RSVP essential.
Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/astr-te-tiriti-workshop-tickets-121347314083

Sunday 11 October, 11am-6pm
ASTR South Asian Tiriti Workshop, location provided after registration
This is a one day introductory workshop for people of South Asian descent to learn about Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The workshop will cover some history and context to the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and He Whakaputanga, what the actual text of Te Tiriti contained as well as some translations, what happened after the signing of Te Tiriti, and what rights and responsibilities tauiwi have living in Aotearoa. Free. RSVP essential.
Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/astr-south-asian-te-tiriti-workshop-tickets-114645066480

Saturday 17 October, 11am-5pm
Te Tiriti Workshop, Rainbow Youth
Come along to the RainbowYOUTH drop-in centre for a free Te Tiriti Workshop run by the Treaty Resource Centre! This course is intended to increase understanding of the Treaty, providing basic information about why it was written and what it says and address common misunderstandings. Free. RSVP.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1135321696843856/
Disclaimer: inclusion of events in this message is not necessarily an endorsement. We try to only include events of relevance to members from groups we know & trust. However, we may miss some events or include some by organisers we don't know. If you have anything to add or question the inclusion of some events, please let us know and we'll try to remedy it.

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