We at CARE are honoured that Tāme Iti will be CARE’s Activist-in-Residence from the 18th to the 22nd of March 2019.
Tāme’s upcoming visit comes just weeks after the United Nations Human Rights Council (2019) report reminded us of the following:
- “The impacts of colonisation continued to be felt, through entrenched structural racism and poorer outcomes for Māori” (p. 2)
- “Māori life expectancy was lower and unemployment rates were higher” (p. 3)
- “inequalities within the system and mental health outcomes, especially for Māori” (p. 4)
- “Māori were disproportionately represented at every stage of the criminal justice system, as both offenders and victims” (p. 4)
Tāme Iti is an actiivist-of-activists, bringing his art and activism together in decolonizing structures. His activism as performance offers many openings for imagining the role of communication in social cange.
Accordingly, this calls for a decolonising project to critically engage and interrogate the structural conditions that reproduce racism and poorer outcomes for Māori. Tāme Iti’s Activist Residency will interrupt the dominant discursive positioning and practices of Pākehā hegemony and will situate the university as a site of resistance to enable new ways in which we understand and conceptualise structural racism. We welcome Tāme Iti as our Activist-in-Residence. “Tēnā koe e te Rangatira. Nau mai, haere mai!” [Trans: “Greetings leader/chief. Welcome!”
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CARE Activist In Residence White Paper Launch:
Topic: Decolonising Racism: Imagining Anti-Racist futures by Mohan Dutta & Sangeetha Thanapal
1st March 2019 from 12.00- 100
GLB3.01 Geography Building
Manawatu campus Massey University
Kia ora koutou,
As we begin this new semester we are pleased to announce that we have 2019’s First Activist-In-Residence at CARE
from 27th February-1st March at Manawatu campus.
Our theme for this semester for our Activist-in-Residence series is “Anti-racist Interventions!”
Our first activist-in-residence is the Singapore activist Sangeetha Thanapal, whose work on Chinese privilege has
intervened into the racist structures of Chinese imperialism. Here is a link to her website: http://kaliandkalki.com/
She was recently interrogated and issued warning by Singapore Police for her anti-racist work under the colonial anti-sedition law:
Prof. Mohan Dutta will be working with Sangeetha to share some of CARE’s ongoing work with racist structures that marginalize
Indians in South-east Asia and strategies for race-based activism. She will be presenting a Public Talk, Workshop and Whitepaper during her residency at CARE.
More event specific details to follow shortly.
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The state helps the refugee speak: dialogue, ventriloquism or something else?
CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing – Massey University
Topic: The state helps the refugee speak: dialogue, ventriloquism or something else?
Presented by : Dr.Murdoch Stephens Editor-in-Chief, Lawrence & Gibson Publishing &Doing our bit – Double NZ’s refugee quota &
Prof Mohan Dutta, Director, CARE & Dean’s Chair in Communication, School Of Communication Journalism and Marketing.
Friday, 23rd November 2018 @ 12.00pm – 2.00pm
GLB1.14, Geography Building
Manawatu campus, Massey University
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Dr. Murdoch Stephens
CARE is delighted to share our third and upcoming collaboration with Activist-In-Residence: Dr. Murdoch Stephens.
Dr. Stephens is the editor of publishing collective Lawrence & Gibson. He has a PhD on critical theory and climate change from Massey
University, and was the driving force behind the double the refugee quota campaign, which is now government policy. He has published dozens of opinion editorials, academic articles and book chapters on New Zealand’s refugee quota and the country’s response to the refugee
crisis. He recently completed a PhD focused on how four contemporary critical theorists have written of climate change. A version of that work was published as Critical Environmental Communication: How does critique respond to the urgency of climate change? in 2018 by Lexington.
During his time with CARE, as an activist Dr. Stephens will deliver:
Public Talk: ‘For who, by who? Reflections on campaigning and prospects for refugee led organisations in an expanded refugee quota.’
Workshop: On starting, continuing and excelling in a DIY, grass roots political campaign.
White Paper: The state helps the refugee speak: dialogue, ventriloquism or something else?
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Message from Director of CARE Prof. Mohan Dutta, about the White Paper: Fake News, Digital Democracy and State Repression by Dr. James Gomez & Prof. Mohan Dutta and CARE’s collaboration with Asia Centre.
Public Talk #1 Public Talk #2