CARE WHITE PAPER: Solidarity in anti-racist struggles: A culture-centered intervention

ISSUE 5. (AUGUST 2019)

Solidarity in anti-racist struggles: A culture-centered intervention

by Teanau Tuiono and Mohan J. Dutta

In this white paper, we depict
solidarity as the organizing concept
for addressing racism in Aotearoa,
New Zealand. After defining the
concept of solidarity, we address the
questions: Why do we need solidarity
in activist and advocacy interventions
seeking to address racism? What does solidarity look like in struggles
against racism? We wrap up the
white paper with key elements drawn
from our dialogue, foregrounding
“seeing connections” as a way for
bringing together anti-racist, anticapitalist, and decolonial struggles.
Seeing Whiteness as the very basis for the production of various forms of
marginalization sets up the
groundwork for anti-racist struggles.

CARE welcomes Dr. Leon Salter, recipient of the 2021 MBIE Science Whitinga Research Fellowship

We at CARE are delighted to welcome Dr. Leon Salter, the 2021 recipient of the MBIE Science Whitinga Research Fellowship. Dr. Salter will be leading CARE’s work on precarity, labour and digital futures. Dr Leon Salter graduated with a PhD in Communication and Journalism in 2018. Leon has taught widely on the Masters and Bachelor of Communication at Massey and his research interests are in Political Communication, Digital Media, Social Justice Movements and Unionism. Leon began working for CARE on the Experiences with COVID-19 among gig workers project and was awarded the MBIE Science Whitinga Research Fellowship in June 2021 to chart the expansion of the gig economy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

CARE Activist In Residence Public Talk: Organising gig workers in Aotearoa: successes, challenges and strategies for the future

CARE Activist In Residence Public Talk: Organising gig workers in Aotearoa: successes, challenges and strategies for the future

with Anita Rosentreter – Strategic Project Co-ordinator,

First Union Sam Jones – Director of Health at E tū Union

Julian Ang – Former member of NZ Rideshare Association & Advocate for Uber driver rights

Wednesday, 1st December @ 6 – 8pm NZDT

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TALK ABSTRACT:
Gig work is growing rapidly in Aotearoa and internationally, and is expected to play a key role in the post-pandemic economy. This panel of experts is an opportunity to take stock and reflect on the successes of the union movement in combatting the kinds of insecure work that characterise the gig economy, as well as discuss the unique challenges it presents for organising. Also, strategies will be shared on how best to organise gig workers in the future.

Moderated by Professor Mohan Dutta & Dr. Leon Salter

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