Auckland activist fortnightly newsletter!

Kia ora and welcome to the sixty fourth Auckland activist fortnightly newsletter! We're at Alert Level One, but if anything changes, you can get the latest updates on COVID-19 in Aotearoa here:

There are several protests happening, including J Day 2021 on Saturday 1 May from 12pm at Alert Park and the Auckland May Day Rally on Saturday 1 May from 2pm at Aotea Square.

In addition, there are several forums happening, including Ask your questions webinar Earthworkers WLG on Thursday 22 April from 12.05pm online via Zoom, Kōrero with Qiane Matata-Sipu on Wednesday 28 April from 7pm at 956 Great North Road, and the Union Network of Migrants Auckland Migrant Workers Forum on Sunday 2 May from 11am at 120 Church Street.

There are a couple of workshops happening including Timebank Central Auckland Launch & Skillshare on Sunday 18 April from 1pm at a location provided following registration and Understanding Te Tiriti O Waitangi on Saturday 15 May from 10am at the YMCA at Mount Albert Community and Leisure Centre.

There are also several educational events happening, including Reel Radical: Chicke Run on Sunday 18 April from 5pm at 2F/22 Emily Place, 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.

As shown above, there are tons of protests, forums, workshops and educational events happening, so get in amongst it!
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Upcoming Events on the Left in Auckland

Sunday 18 April, 1-5pm
Timebank Central Auckland Launch & Skillshare, Location provided following registration
The launch event for Timebank Central Auckland where you’ll learn about timebanking, get to know each other, discuss what you want the timebank to look like, and participate in some awesome skillsharing sessions from a few of the founding members. RSVP required. Free.

Sunday 18 April, 5-9pm
Reel Radical: Chicken Run, 2F/22 Emily Place
Join Organise Aotearoa for their monthly session of Reel Radical. This month they’ll be watching Chicken Run. A stop motion film about chickens and uhh... the self-emancipation of the working class? Food provided. Free.

Thursday 22 April, 12.05-12.35pm
Ask your questions webinar Earthworkers WLG, online via Zoom
This 30 minute mini-webinar will discuss the basic regenerative organic horticultural principals For the Love of Bees will explore over their 40 hour workshops in Wellington and Auckland this winter. Use the growing downtime to upskill and make the 2021/2022 season extremely productive and restorative. Q & A time included. RSVP. Free.

Wednesday 28 April, 7-8.30pm
Kōrero with Qiane Matata-Sipu, 956 Great North Road
A community forum with leading activist, storyteller and photographer Qiane Matata-Sipu, who is a leader in the extremely effective Ihumātao protection campaign, koorero with Stacey Morrison (Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa), award-winning broadcaster, author, Te Reo advocate (and a NUKU woman!). RSVP required. Donation between zero and $20 required.

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 1 May, 2-4pm
Auckland May Day Rally - Solidarity with Myanmar, Aotea Square
Join UnionAID and Democracy for Myanmar as they march in solidarity with trade unions in Myanmar that are struggling against the military dictatorship through civil disobedience. Free.

Sunday 2 May, 11am-1pm
Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG) Auckland Migrant Workers Forum, 120 Church Street, Onehunga
Come along to this forum organised by UNEMIG to find about migrants rights at work, the changes happening to immigration laws from July 2021 onwards, how to access WINZ’s emergency benefits if you’re a temporary visa holder experiencing hardship and the COVID-19 short term absence payment. A licensed Immigration Adviser will be at the meeting for the Q&A as will a Solicitor for employment-related issues. Lunch will be provided. RSVP. 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.

Saturday 15 May, 10am-3pm
Understanding Te Tiriti O Waitangi, YMCA at Mt Albert Community & Leisure Centre
Join this free workshop to deepen your understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and it's relevance in our lives now. Facilitated by skilled, experienced and knowledgeable wahine. Everyone is welcome. Email Heather at to book your place. Free. RSVP.


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