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Racism and Discrimination

Aug 21, 2020 04:00 PM in Auckland, Wellington

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Anjum Rahman
Founder @Inclusive Aotearoa Collective
Anjum Rahman has been actively advocating for women’s rights and against racism in New Zealand since the 1980's. She has drawn on her own personal experiences of racism and gender bias as motivation for her work. In 2019, Anjum was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to ethnic communities and women. She was involved in the establishment of the Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand in 1989. Recently Anjum has been a spokesperson for the Muslim community on the 2019 terrorist attacks. In 2019 she launched the Inclusive Aotearoa Collective – a community led initiative set up to combat discrimination.
Paul Spoonley
Distinguished Professor @Massey University
Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley was, until recently, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Massey University. He is the author or editor of 27 books, the most recent being Rebooting the Regions (2016) while his book The “New” New Zealand. Facing Demographic Disruption will be published in August 2020. He is also writing a book on the extreme right in this country. He is a Programme Leader of a research programme on the impacts of immigration and diversity on Aotearoa.