Public event commemorating the events that occurred on October 15th 2007, the police raids that attacked whanau around Aotearoa and especially in Ruātoki.
October 15th Solidarity Tour is a loose name to commemorate the events that occurred on October 15th 2007, the police raids that attacked whanau around Aoteaoroa and especially in Ruātoki, of the 17 who face later allegations of terrorism, eventuating to the labeled Urewera Four in court. It is a milestone of colonial injustice, and ties in with various social injustices since, especially around then Search & Surveillance Bill, more recently the GSCB Bill, and various other government policies under Key, attacking and impacting foremostly Maori women, children, families and diverse communities in Aotearoa.
Speakers and poets: 6pm @ B15, UoA General Library
Doors will open from 6:00pm and we aim to start at 6:30pm.
Details to come!
Gig: 8pm @ SHADOWS
Kīnaki (Pao hop and pā funk styles - hip-hop infused getto-funk inspired by an indigenous consciousness!)
Melting Pot Massacre (POC feminist hardcore/punk)
Super Narco Man (Punk rock from Tauranga)
Events will take place in Wellington and Auckland in October in similar settings, uniting us in spirit.
· To commemorate the injustices of the colonial settler state of October 15th 2007 and the ongoing effects of the raids on whanau, friends and wider community 6 years on.
· To extend dialogue on tino rangatiratanga, mana motuhake and self-determination
· To make visible the historical linkages, inequities and intersectional roots of colonised peoples that connect Tangata Whenua and people of colour communities impacted by White Colonialisms globally
· To mobilise antiracist work beyond talking about how we have to work with white people's problems ie. white supremacy, white privilege and white patriarchy
· To highlight Tangata Whenua struggles for Tino Rangatiratanga and Tau Iwi POC struggles for participation in solidarity and antiracist work as similar movements towards Decolonisation
· To include and realise that Tau Iwi POC communities can fully exercise their rights and responsibilities to support, directly engage and practice activism in solidarity with Tangata Whenua
· To sustain, monitor, chart and organise grassroots responses to the Government of the Day, with regards to neoliberal campaigns, direct attacks on Maori communities' rights and well-being and other forms of institutionalised racism in Aotearoa New Zealand
34 Princes St
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