CARE Interventions-Pā Tamariki: Communities coming together to build community-led social cohesion initiatives

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, has been working hard over the last many months to put together the community-led culture-centered social cohesion intervention called Pā Tamariki. Drawing upon the Māori concept of Pā as a protective space that nurtures the community and supported by funding from the Lotteries Community Grant, the advisory Rōpū envision social cohesion as emergent from the everyday spaces of care, connection, and love in the community.

Pā Tamariki is built with the goal of bringing the whanau and the community together in Highbury to create and sustain a strong community that protects and safeguards the children and the youth.

According to Venessa Pokaia, lead community researcher and community organizer at CARE, “the idea of the Pā as a generative space in the community brings the community together to build positive pathways for the youth. In doing so, the Pā connects the many diverse groups in the community, creating dialogues between the groups and connecting them together in the work of creating a strong community that supports the youth.”

The opening event on Saturday, December 17, witnessed diverse communities in Highbury come together to build this space of dialogue, understanding, care and support, anchored in manaakitanga. Through sharing food, games, and community activities, Pā Tamariki offered a message of hope for Highbury, that positive transformations can come about when community members connect with each other.

The Pā Tamariki campaign builds on the earlier campaign “I Choose Highbury” that was designed by the Highbury Advisory Rōpū to challenge and shift the dominant deficit-based narrative around Highbury. It centered stories of Highbury as a space for positive community interactions, community support, and community mutual aid. The “I Choose Highbury” campaign was launched at a Matariki celebration event in 2020, and was accompanied by community-led community garden initiatives, community cupboards, and community-driven public education programmes on the prevention of violence. 

The Pā Tamariki event showcased activities that connected them to culture, offered interactive games, and enabled intercultural interactions among diverse communities residing within Highbury. The hāngī put together by the community after three decades and the food prepared by the Afghan refugee community demonstrate the power of community sovereignty, when communities at diverse intersections come together to create spaces for love, care, and generosity. The organising power of the Highbury Advisory Rōpū demonstrates the effectiveness of culture-centered community-led interventions when power is transferred into the hands of communities as drivers of social change communication. Community sovereignty, the capacity of the community to make decisions and drive change, lies at the heart of positive transformations.

Massey News: Pā Tamariki event brings the communities of Highbury together

https://www.massey.ac.nz/about/news/p%C4%81-tamariki-event-brings-the-communities-of-highbury-together/

CARE 10th Anniversary Conference – 28th November – 2nd December 2022

Culture-centered interventions resisting structures: Building transformative futures

Venue: Communication Lab, BSC B1.08, Manawatu Campus, Massey University

Day 5 Session | Conclusion CARE conference | Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/6404620229558180

Day 5 Sessions | Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/698582998231527

Day 4 Sessions | Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/581959013934885/videos/1631436607288823

Day 3 Sessions | Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/581959013934885/videos/866681427910784

Day 2 Sessions | Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/581959013934885/videos/979697183004340

Day 1 CARE Conference Opening Ceremony | Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/581959013934885/videos/5087207251380407

Day 1 Sessions | Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/2142632385920590/

RSVP Here: https://forms.office.com/r/hE4z91XTzU

Synopsis:
Center for Culture-Centered Approach for Research & Evaluation (CARE) has completed 10 years and is organising this conference to celebrate the journey. Centre for Culture-centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE ) at School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing, Massey University is humbled to invite you to the 10 year anniversary conference and proud to share with you some snippets of the work we have done at CARE.
As with any recounting of a decade, our reflections here take stock of our milestones, and at the same time, invite you to join the collective work of Culture-centered interventions resisting structures: Building transformative futures, imagining a just future together where human health and wellbeing are universally upheld. Please do join us for the keynotes, sessions and panels to be conducted in a hybrid mode- in person and online.

CARE Conference Schedule and links:

Monday, November 28

Facebook LIVE: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/2142632385920590/

9:00am – 10:00am | Day 1 | Session 1
Welcome, “New forms of resistance for transformative futures”
Keynote to the Conference, Distinguished Professor Graham Hingagaroa Smith10:00am –

11.00am | Day 1 | Session 2
Keynote “Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti” by Marise Lant

11:00am – 12:30pm | Day 1 | Session 3
Culture-centered interventions on poverty (Glen Innes): Dr. Phoebe Elers & Mohan Dutta

1:30pm – 3:00pm | Day 1 | Session 4
Culture-centered interventions led by Māori at the margins (Highbury): Venessa Pokaia & Mohan Dutta

3:30pm – 5:00pm | Day 1 | Session 5
Indigenous leadership in organising resistance (Feilding): Selina Metuamate & Mohan Dutta

6:00pm – 8.00 pm |Day1 | Session 6 
CARE Opening Ceremony & Reception @ SGP2.01 | Sir Geoffrey Peren Building / Auditorium

Facebook LIVE: https://www.facebook.com/581959013934885/videos/5087207251380407


Tuesday 29th November

Facebook LIVE: https://www.facebook.com/581959013934885/videos/979697183004340

9:00am – 10:00am | Day 2 | Session 1
Keynote “Global South Organising”: Dr. Mahuya Pal

10:30am – 11:30am | Day 2 | Session 2
Negotiations of migrant research: Dr. Fatima Junaid

11:30am – 12:30pm | Day 2 | Session 3
Refugee organising at the margins: Mahbubur Rahman & Mohan Dutta

1:30pm – 3:00pm | Day 2 | Session 4
Migrant worker organising at the margins: Dr. Satveer Kaur Gill & Mohan Dutta


Wednesday 30th November

Facebook LIVE: https://www.facebook.com/581959013934885/videos/866681427910784

9:00am – 10:00am | Day 3 | Session 1
Keynote “Future of Culture-centered Research” Dr. Iccha Basnyat

10:00am – 11:00am | Day 3 | Session 2 -Poverty organising at the margins/No Singaporeans left Behind: Mohan Dutta & Dr. Naomi Tan 

11:00am – 12:30pm | Day 3 | Session 3
Platform organising at the margins: Dr. Leon Salter, Lisa Volk, & Mohan Dutta

1:30pm-3:00pm | Day 3 | Session 4
Culture-centered organising of art workers: Balamohan Shingade & Mohan Dutta

9:00pm – 10:00pm| Day 3 | Session 5

“Migrant stories imagining futures”: Md. Sharif with Mohan Dutta Conversation and poetry

Day 3 | Session 5 | Conversation and poetry session link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/839772090672157


Thursday 1st December

Day 4 Sessions | Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/581959013934885/videos/1631436607288823

9:00am – 10:00am | Day 4 | Session 1

Keynote “Observations on Culture-centered Scholarship” by Dr. Shaunak Sastry

10:00am – 11:00am | Day 4 | Session 2
Margins negotiating legal structures: Dr. Rati Kumar & Mohan Dutta

11:00am – 12:30pm | Day 4 | Session 3
Culture-centered social justice and challenging hate: Mohan Dutta

1:30pm – 3:00pm | Day 4 | Session 4
Climate organising in/from the Global South: Indranil Mandal, Pankaj Baskey, Mohan Dutta


Friday 2nd December
9:00am – 10:30am | Day 5 | Session 1

Transgender organising at the margins of the margins: Mohan Dutta, Raksha Mahtani, De’Anne Jackson

11:00am – 12:30pm | Day 5 | Session 2
Activists in conversation: Anti-hate organizing: Challenging disinformation and dismantling racism with Sina Brown-Davis, Tameem Shaltoni, Haroon Kasim, Byron Clark

1:30pm – 3:00pm | Day 5 | Session 3
Conclusion CARE conference

Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/6404620229558180


#CultureCenteredInterventions #ResistingStructures #TransformativeFutures #CCA #CARECCA #CAREMassey #MasseyCJM #MaseyUni #CAREConference2022 #ADecadeOfCARE

CARE Director, Professor Mohan J. Dutta, Massey University named in the latest World’s Top 2% Scientists List by Stanford University

CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation congratulates its Director, Professor Mohan J. Dutta, Massey University for being named in the latest World’s Top 2% Scientists List (Stanford University). The excellence in the research impact at CARE is reflective of the contributions of our collective of community advisory groups, community researchers, activists-in-residence, and academic research teams working tirelessly to build strong communities as participants in organizing for social change.

We are proud of this recognition of excellence that speaks to the impact our collective scholarship makes to the theorizing of justice-based health communication processes, demonstrating the power of culture-centered community-based communication organizing for social change in transforming colonial, capitalist, patriarchal, racist and casteist structures.

Check out the Dataset- https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/data…/btchxktzyw/4

Photo by Vivien Beduya.

#ElsevierBV #CAREMassey #WorldsTopScientistsList #CultureCenteredApproach #CommunityBasedCommunication #SocialChange #HealthCommunication #StanfordUniversity #CARECCA #MasseyUni

CARE White Paper – Issue #16 Replacing Colonial Theft and Capitalism by Lunchtime

by Catherine Delahunty and Mohan J. Dutta, Center for Culture – Centered Approach to Research & Evaluation, Massey University

The climate and environmental crises we are in the midst of are symptoms of the failed extractive economic system based on colonial theft. The disproportionate burdens of climate change borne by Indigenous and local communities across the Global South foreground the importance of locating justice as the anchor to climate change organising. In this white paper, we argue that climate change cannot be addressed without the recognition of the racial capitalist processes that drive it. Based on the recognition that both colonialism and capitalism shape climate change, we propose that we cannot solve the crisis of climate change by relying on the colonising traditions and profit-driven techno fixes offered by the west, immersed in the ideology of whiteness. We offer the argument that addressing climate change calls for centering a justice-based framework that is both anti-colonial and anti-capitalist, and that looks to Indigenous peoples and local communities in the Global South to learn to rebuild relationships with the earth and with each other.

Read the full White Paper issue below:

CARE White Paper Launch Event: Replacing Colonial Theft and Capitalism by Lunchtime with Activist-in-Residence Catherine Delahunty and Professor Mohan J Dutta

CARE Activist In Residence – Catherine Delahunty Programme | 10-14 October 2022 at Massey University – Manawatū campus

CARE was proud to host and welcome our next Activist In Residence- Catherine Delahunty who will be conducting Activist in Residence public events and collaborating with Prof. Mohan Dutta on Replacing Colonial Theft and Capitalism by Lunch Time between, 10- 14 October 2022 at CARE, Manawatū campus, Massey University.

Bio:
Catherine Delahunty is a Pākehā activist and educator with a long history in critical thinking and radical organising. She organised the first high school students union in Aotearoa when she was 15 and at 68 she is still organising and teaching in environmental activism, Te Tiriti workshops,anti racism education and the campaign to support a free West Papua. She was a Green MP from 2008 until 2017 and is a Trustee and tutor at Kotare Trust, The Basket – social and environmental justice Hauraki, and member of West Papua Action Aotearoa, and is Chair of Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki who work to protect Hauraki Coromandel from multinational mining. She has been active in the group over 40 years.
Her writing includes essays and columns in anti colonisation and Te Tiriti issues, the struggle against mining and in valuing participatory radical education, as well as poetry and fiction.

List of Activist In Residence Events :

Tuesday, 11 October 7 pm NZDT
Activist In Residence: CARE In Conversation with Catherine Delahunty and Professor Mohan Dutta
Online- Live on the CARE Facebook page
Link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/live_videos
FB Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/454581433316924/

Wednesday, 12 October 12 pm NZDT
Activist In Residence- CARE Public Talk: Replacing Colonial Theft and Capitalism by Lunch Time with Catherine Delahunty
Venue: SSLB1 and
Live on the CARE Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/live_videos
FB Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/501462308161666/

Thursday, 13 October 12 pm NZDT
Activist In Residence: CARE Workshop – The Wave
with Catherine Delahunty
Venue: CARE LAB BSC 1.06
FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149669392300934/

Friday, 14 October 10.30 am NZDT
Activist In Residence: CARE White Paper Launch- Replacing Colonial Extractivism and Capitalism by Lunch Time with Catherine Delahunty and Professor Mohan Dutta
Venue: CJM COMMS LAB BSC B1.08 and
Live on the CARE Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/live_videos

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550371872076476/

Note: All online events will be broadcast on the CARE FB page. at https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/live_videos

#CAREMassey #CAREActivistInResidence #CatherineDelahunty #ColonialTheft #Capitalism #MasseyUni

CARE Activist In Residence – Catherine Delahunty | 10-14 October 2022 at Massey University – Manawatū campus

CARE is proud to host and welcome our next Activist In Residence- Catherine Delahunty who will be conducting Activist in Residence public events and collaborating with Prof. Mohan Dutta on Replacing Colonial Theft and Capitalism by Lunch Time between, 10- 14 October 2022 at CARE, Manawatū campus, Massey University.

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Bio:
Catherine Delahunty is a Pākehā activist and educator with a long history in critical thinking and radical organising. She organised the first high school students union in Aotearoa when she was 15 and at 68 she is still organising and teaching in environmental activism, Te Tiriti workshops,anti racism education and the campaign to support a free West Papua. She was a Green MP from 2008 until 2017 and is a Trustee and tutor at Kotare Trust, The Basket – social and environmental justice Hauraki, and member of West Papua Action Aotearoa, and is Chair of Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki who work to protect Hauraki Coromandel from multinational mining. She has been active in the group over 40 years.
Her writing includes essays and columns in anti colonisation and Te Tiriti issues, the struggle against mining and in valuing participatory radical education, as well as poetry and fiction.

List of Activist In Residence Events :

Tuesday, 11 October 7 pm NZDT
Activist In Residence: CARE In Conversation with Catherine Delahunty and Professor Mohan Dutta
Online- Live on the CARE Facebook page
Link: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/live_videos
FB Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/454581433316924/

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Wednesday, 12 October 12 pm NZDT
Activist In Residence- CARE Public Talk: Replacing Colonial Theft and Capitalism by Lunch Time with Catherine Delahunty
Venue: SSLB1 and
Live on the CARE Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/live_videos
FB Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/501462308161666/

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Thursday, 13 October 12 pm NZDT
Activist In Residence: CARE Workshop – The Wave
with Catherine Delahunty
Venue: CARE LAB BSC 1.06
FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149669392300934/

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Friday, 14 October 10.30 am NZDT
Activist In Residence: CARE White Paper Launch- Replacing Colonial Extractivism and Capitalism by Lunch Time with Catherine Delahunty and Professor Mohan Dutta
Venue: CJM COMMS LAB BSC B1.08 and
Live on the CARE Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/live_videos

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550371872076476/

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Note: All online events will be broadcast on the CARE FB page. at https://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/live_videos

#CAREMassey #CAREActivistInResidence #CatherineDelahunty #ColonialTheft #Capitalism #MasseyUni

Opinion: For many NZ scholars, the old career paths are broken. Our survey shows the reality for this new ‘academic precariat’ by CARE Researcher Fellow Dr. Leon Salter

CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation is delighted to share this amazing article authored by Dr. Leon Salter, in The Conversation.

Image source: Shutterstock & https://theconversation.com/

Dr. Leon, is leading CARE’s work on precarity, labour and digital futures. He is a 2021 recipient of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Science Whitinga Research Fellowship researching on, Examining the effects of the expansion of gig work on health and wellbeing in a post-pandemic economy at CARE, Massey University.

Read more: https://theconversation.com/for-many-nz-scholars-the-old-career-paths-are-broken-our-survey-shows-the-reality-for-this-new-academic-precariat-186303

Dr. Leon is a spokesperson for TEAGA – Tertiary Education Action Group Aotearoa and also an Academic Delegate for the Massey University branch of the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union (TEU).

#Universities #Academics#JobSecurity #Precariat #casualisation #careers #CareerPath #NewZealandStories #AcademicPay #EarlyCareerResearchers #CARECCA #CAREMassey #MasseyUniversity #GigWork #GigEconomy

CARE Director, Prof. Mohan Dutta’s research article on experiences with Islamophobic hate among Indian Muslims covered in TIME magazine

CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation Director, Prof. Mohan Dutta’s research on experiences with Islamophobic hate among Indian Muslims covered in this article in The TIME magazine.

BY SANYA MANSOOR JULY 1, 2022 3:48 PM EDT

“The thing with a message like Hindu Lives Matter, is that it has to be read within this broader infrastructure of messages that are calling for Muslim genocide,” says Mohan Dutta, professor at Massey University in #NewZealand, who has researched anti-Muslim hate in #India.

Dutta worked on a 2021 report about the experiences Muslims in India have with Islamophobic content on digital platforms. It found that, since Modi’s election victory in 2014 and 2019, “the hate on digital platforms in India and in the Indian diaspora has proliferated exponentially.”

“The content of digital hate driven by Hindutva,” the report notes, referring to an ideology promoting Hindu hegemony, “has been directed at India’s religious minorities, Muslims and Christians, as well as oppressed caste communities.”Dutta says using language mirroring the Black Lives Matter slogan, which is rooted in organizing against racist structures, falsely suggests that Hindus are systematically oppressed in India. “It’s ironic that a majoritarian structure takes that hashtag to deploy hate towards India’s Muslim minority community, which has consistently been targeted by hate,” he says.

#Islamophobia #HinduLivesMatter #India #Hindutva #DigitalHate #CAREMassey #MasseyUniversity

CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation to collaborate with our civil society partners Islamophobia Register, The Humanism Project and Aman

We at CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation are excited to collaborate with our civil society partners Islamophobia Register, The Humanism Project and Aman to build these Community-led Culture-Centered dialogues on addressing the structural drivers of Islamophobia through the participation of the “margins of the margins”. About the collaboration Islamophobia Register Australia presents “Difficult Conversations”Difficult Conversations is a community-led, culture-centered activating of structural transformation to address the drivers of Islamophobia – it aims to build and implement actionable solutions to help tackle Islamophobia in Australia.

The “Difficult Conversations” Project is utilising the ground-breaking, culture-centered and evidence-based approach to organising against prejudice and racism, that prepares both community participants, and civil society and government stakeholders, for different roles than they are typically used to, and measures the results when they are brought together.

The Details:

Main Conference

Parkroyal Parramatta, 30 Phillip Street, Parramatta (Gidley King Room)

Tuesday 2nd August 9:30am to 4pm

Speakers include: Derya Iner Principal Researcher & Author of Islamophobia in Australia Reports

Mariam Veiszadeh Lawyer, Founder & President Islamophobia Register Australia

Rita Jabri Markwell Lawyer & Advisor Australian Muslim Advocacy Network

Professor Mohan Dutta Director, Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research & Evaluation (CARE) Dean’s Chair Professor of Communication, School of Communication, Journalism, and Marketing Massey University NZ

Senator Fatima Payman, WA Senator first hijab wearing Afghan Australian Muslim woman in Parliament (TBC)

Julie Inman Grant eSafety Commissioner (TBC)

Kara Hinesley Director of Public Policy Twitter Australia (TBC)

Josh Machin Head of Policy (Australia) Facebook /Meta (TBC)

For more details visit: Islamophobia Register Australia on facebook or the http://www.islamophobia.com.au/ website.

#CARE #IslamophobiaRegisterAustralia #TheHumanismProject #Aman #CAREMasseyNZ #CAREMassey #CARECCA #MasseyUni

Release of Māori Expert Advisory Group (MEAG) Report to Ministry of Health – HE KAUPAPA WAKA at CARE

Thank you for tuning in yesterday for the release of Māori Expert Advisory Group (MEAG) Report to @minhealthnz – HE KAUPAPA WAKA at CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation.

As promised here’s link to the report: https://drive.google.com/…/1Ls0YzNhg-i0x…/view

Link to the livestream recording:

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/CAREMassey/videos/5599594463393467

YouTube

Website: https://carecca.nz/2022/05/17/release-of-maori-expert-advisory-group-meag-report-to-ministry-of-health-he-kaupapa-waka-care/

#MāoriExpertAdvisoryGroup,#MEAG,#HeKaupapaWaka,#FamilyViolence,#SexualViolence#ChildAbuse,#MasseyUni,#CAREMassey,#CARECCA,#MinistyOfHealth

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