Ngā Hau e Whā | Dunedin Race Relations Week | Celebrating Colours

16 - 25 March 2019

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The Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council (DMEC) with support from the Dunedin City Council, Otago Access Radio, English Language Partners and Araiteuru Marae, invites you to join in activities to celebrate the city’s colours, cultures and connections during Race Relations Week (16 – 25 March) and throughout March.

DMEC celebrates the cultural diversity in our community. It focuses on providing opportunities for migrants to develop new skills, networks and links with the wider Dunedin community.


SATURDAY 16 MARCH
Araiteuru Marae Manaakitanga community engagement powhiri
Join Araiteuru Marae and experience the hospitality of Araiteuru and Māori culture. This powhiri is to welcome
everyone from all ethnicities, cultures and countries (including our own!).
Note: Those wishing to attend must arrive by 10.30am.
10.30am – 2.30pm | Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street, Maori Hill


MONDAY 18 MARCH
Storytime
Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books and language. Visit the Library for half an hour of stories.
10.30am | Port Chalmers Library


TUESDAY 19 MARCH
Koru International Playgroup
Families are invited to Toitū Otago Settlers Museum for the ‘Cultural Walk’, featuring children in their cultural or traditional costumes that celebrate the colours, similarities and differences of our community.
If you would like your child to participate, email koruplaygroup@hotmail.com.
10am – 12pm | Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens | Free entry

DMEC On Air
Listen in to the DMEC On Air team for their weekly show with a special emphasis on Dunedin Race Relations Week.
6pm – 6.30pm | OAR FM (Otago Access Radio 105.4FM)


WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH
Storytime
Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books and language. Visit the Library for half an hour of stories.
10.30am | City Library 3.30pm | Blueskin Bay Library

Migration and Mobility in the Data Age
A free public talk by Dr Ruth De Souza (University of Melbourne).
12.30pm | Hunter Centre, 279 Great King Street


THURSDAY 21 MARCH
Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council/Musselburgh School Community Garden
Join Beryl Lee at this fortnightly gardening event for a planting session. Vegetable plants welcome!
9.30am – 10.30am | Musselburgh School, 34 Marlow Street, Musselburgh | Free entry

United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Join the DMEC at the Peace Pole in the Otago Museum Reserve to celebrate this international day for peace
and harmony for all people. It will be an inclusive cultural event marking the importance of Dunedin Race
Relations Week.
12pm – 1pm | Otago Museum Reserve, 419 Great King Street | Free entry

OUSA Forum on the Importance of the Humanities
You are invited by the Otago University Students Association for a forum on the importance of the humanities subjects in fostering understanding between people and cultures.
1pm – 2pm | Main Common Room, University Union Building, 640 Cumberland Street | Free entry

Inaugural Dunedin Race Relations Week Forum
Hear inspiring stories from the first migrants to the latest about their new lives here in Aotearoa New Zealand. This year’s theme is ‘O tātou iwi, ō tātou ahurea, ō tātou reo - Our people, our cultures, our languages’.
7pm – 9pm | Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library, Moray Place | Free entry


FRIDAY 22 MARCH
Chai & Chat
This is a women’s only event celebrating diversity. Come along to our shared potluck lunch and bring a plate of your own ethnic or cultural dishes to share with the group.
10.30am – 12.30pm | Alexander McMillan Room, Community House, 301 Moray Place | Free entry

Storytime
Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books and language. Visit the Library for half an hour of stories.
10.30am | Waikouaiti Library


SATURDAY 23 MARCH
Dunedin Race Relations Week night markets
Celebrate Dunedin Race Relations Week with music, food and entertainment in the Octagon!
5.30pm – 10.30pm | The Octagon | Free entry


SUNDAY 24 MARCH – 14 APRIL
Sand Mandala Creation
By Buddhist monks from the Dhargyey centre City Library


MONDAY 25 MARCH
Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council and English Language Partners community picnic
Come along to a multi-cultural picnic celebrating Dunedin Race Relations Week and Otago Anniversary
Day. Bring a picnic and meet people of different faiths and cultures in your community.
11am – 2pm | Woodhaugh Gardens, North Dunedin | Free entry

Race Relations Week – closing celebrations
Join Toitū Otago Settlers Museum for the closing of Dunedin Race Relations Week. It will be a gathering
of flags, costumes and people to celebrate Dunedin’s diversity.
3.30pm – 5pm | Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens | Free entry


SATURDAY 30 MARCH
Around the World in 80 Tales storytelling festival
11.30am – 3.30pm | City Library


More event details at
www.facebook.com/dunedinracerelationsweek


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