Highbury Community Garden Initiative: CARE’s Community Researcher Venessa Pokaia updates

Update 3

CARE’s Community Researcher Venessa Pokaia updates us on how the Maori-centred and driven Highbury community garden is coming along.

This is part of the Pā Tamariki initiative, a community-led culture-centered social cohesion intervention created by the Highbury Advisory Rōpū, built by tangata whenua community researchers at the Center for Culture-centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) in partnership with the community in Highbury.

Professor Mohan Dutta Unpacks the Colonial Concept of Divide and Rule

A talk by Prof. Mohan Dutta on Colonial Divide & Rule

In this insightful lecture, Professor Mohan Dutta critically analyzes the colonial divide and rule strategy, examining its historical implementation and its enduring relevance in contemporary contexts. He elucidates how this strategy has been employed to exert control over colonial subjects and draws connections to present-day scenarios. Professor Dutta illustrates the perpetuation of this divide and rule tactic through strategies aimed at fragmenting Maori communities, separating them from ethnic migrant groups. Moreover, he delves into the transformative process of decolonization, emphasizing its role in fostering connection and unity among diverse communities.

Honour Te Tiriti: Professor Mohan Dutta Highlights Te Tiriti’s Role in Fostering Inclusivity Amid Xenophobic Discourse

Professor Mohan Dutta reads tweets in response to his message supporting Te Tiriti. In reading out these messages, he juxtaposes the divisive ideology of xenophobic white supremacy with the principles of aroha and manaakitanga that emanate from spaces dedicated to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi. By advocating for the honoring of Te Tiriti, Professor Dutta elucidates the pathway toward fostering inclusivity, respect, and reciprocity within society.

CARE Public Talk: White Supremacy, the Intersections of Anti-Māori Hate and Anti-Migrant Racism: The Targeting of Te Tiriti

White Supremacy, the Intersections of Anti-Māori Hate and Anti-Migrant Racism: The Targeting of Te Tiriti This talk explores the convergence between anti-Māori hate and anti-migrant racism in the context of the attack on Te Tiriti. It notes that the white supremacy that seeks to undermine Te Tiriti is also the ideology that seeks to silence and expel migrants of colour. Based on the analysis, it argues for migrant- Māori solidarity based on Te Tiriti as the foundation for sustaining social cohesion in Aotearoa.

Prof Dutta Discusses Convergences Between Anti- Māori and Anti-migrant racism on Waitangi Day

In this insightful video on Waitangi Day, CARE Director Professor Mohan Dutta critically unpacks the concepts underlying messages targeting migrant communities, highlighting how they undermine Te Tiriti. He discusses how racism shapes the messages targeting Maori, emphasizing the parallel with those directed at migrants. Professor Dutta underscores the interconnectedness of these issues, shedding light on the pervasive nature of discriminatory rhetoric and its detrimental effects on both indigenous and migrant communities.

Hindutva, Violence and the Ayodhya Temple: Interrogating the Diaspora

In this brief talk, Professor Mohan Dutta will explore the demolition of Babri Masjid that shapes the movement for the Ayodhya Temple, in the form of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. He will trace the role of the Indian diaspora in the architecture of Hindutva violence and the network of populist politics. Activists from the diaspora and challenging hate will respond to the talk.

Special Presentation: Hate, Hindutva & Ayodhya Temple

In this talk, Professor Mohan Dutta discusses the politics of hate reflected in the celebration of the establishing of the foundation for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, which sits on the demolition of the Babri masjid.

Join us at 8pm (NZT) by following our link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amPu_QHJOcU.

The talk was recorded on 4 August 2020 @ 1 pm NZST.

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