Auckland activist fortnightly newsletter
Kia ora and welcome to the sixty third Auckland activist fortnightly newsletter! We're still at Alert Level One, and if anything changes, you can get the latest updates on COVID-19 in Aotearoa here: https://covid19.govt.nz/
There are several protests happening, including the Intergenerational Strike 4 Climate - Tāmaki Makaurau on Friday 9 April from 12pm at the bottom of Queen Street, the March For The Safety Of Our Wāhine + Against Sexual Violence & To Break The Silence on Satruday 10 April from 2pm at Aotea Square and J Day 2021 on Saturday 1st May from 12pm at Alert Park.
There are also several educational events happening, including Racism/Anti-racism in NGOs, government agencies and corporates on Tuesday 6 April from 7pm at Rua Room, Homes or commodities? Women in Urbanism respond to the Government's housing announcement on Wednesday 7 April from 7pm online via Zoom, Facing Change Together: Work That Reconnects on Saturday 8 May from 10am online and No Friends But The Mountains: Behrouz Boochani on Friday 14 May from 3.30pm at Aotea Centre.
We're still at Alert Level One and in addition to educational events, more demonstrations are happening on key issues of our time like climate change, sexism and drug prohibition, so get out on the streets and make your voice heard!
We are an explicitly anarchist group in Auckland, about a year old, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events on the Left in Auckland
Tuesday 6 April, 7-8.30pm
Racism/Anti-racism in NGOs, government agencies and corporates, Rua room, Kete Aronui, 80 Onehunga Mall
Join Tāmaki Treaty Workers as they host Samantha Patel and Dr Manjeet Birk, who will discuss racism and anti-racism in NGO’s, government agencies and corporates, with them bringing decades of experience in groups and institutions analysing and working against racism. Bring your questions as there will be plenty of time for discussion. Koha, RSVP.
Wednesday 7 April, 7-8.30pm
Homes or commodities? Women in Urbanism respond to the Government's housing announcement, online via Zoom
Join Women in Urbanism for a webinar to explore the question are houses homes or commodities? Free. RSVP.
Friday 9 April, 12-2pm
Intergenerational Strike 4 Climate - Tāmaki Makaurau, bottom of Queen Street
Join Student Strike 4 Climate to show the Government that the people of Aotearoa want stronger climate action now. Bring your mates, your whānau, a placard and a mask! Free.
Saturday 10 April, 2-4pm
March For The Safety Of Our Wāhine + Against Sexual Violence & To Break The Silence, Aotea Square
Join Auckland Feminist Action and other groups march for the safety of our wāhine and against sexual violence to break the silence. Free.
Saturday 1 May, 12-2pm
J Day 2021, Albert Park
J Day is a free, annual, community event celebrating Aotearoa's Kiwi cannabis culture and protesting against prohibition. Held every year since 1992, come to J Day to support your rights of freedom of expression, freedom of belief, freedom of association, and acceptance of your lifestyle choices. Free.
Saturday 8 May, 10am-12.15pm
Facing Change Together: Work That Reconnects, online
Join Inna Alex as she goes through The Work That Reconnects, a transformational body of work that includes theories and interactive practices enabling us to reconnect to our own true nature, the web of life, and to our human community. They will use guided meditation, small group work, whole group explorations, creative writing, poetry and music to guide us through The Work That Reconnects’ stages. RSVP, ticket purchase required.
Friday 14 May, 3.30-4.30pm
No Friends But The Mountains: Behrouz Boochani, Aotea Centre
Join Julie Hill as she speaks with Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian journalist, who will discuss his detainment in the Australian-run Manus Regional Processing Centre,Papua New Guinea and the journalism that he did while he was there. RSVP, ticket purchase required.