Western Sahara Event + Update

The Reliance of Aotearoa on Phosphate from Western Sahara

Date Saturday 31 July 2021
Time 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location Artspace Aotearoa, 292 Karangahape Rd
Entry Free and open to all
Part of Slow Boil

Artspace Aotearoa and Slow Boil presents, The reliance of Aotearoa on phosphate from the Western Sahara. This panel discussion features Matthew Galloway in conversation with Mohamed Kamal Fadel & Golriz Ghahraman, the speakers will be extending the research & work produced over the course of Slow Boil, and within the context of examining what the sharing of kai can do to transform how we conceive of knowledge, resilience & mana motuhake.

Golriz Ghahraman
Member of the New Zealand Parliament

Golriz Ghahraman MP is an Iranian-born New Zealand politician, member of Parliament, and author. The former United Nations lawyer was a child asylum seeker, and became the first refugee elected to New Zealand’s Parliament. Ghahraman is a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives for the Green Party.

Matthew Galloway

Galloway lives and works in Ōtepoti Dunedin. His research-based practice employs the tools and methodologies of design in an editorial way, and often within a gallery context. This way of working emphasises design and publishing as an inherently political exercise and involves an interdisciplinary approach to producing publications and art objects.

Mohamed Kamal Fadel
Polisario Front Representative to Australia

Mohamed Kamal Fadel is the Polisario Front representative of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to Australia & New Zealand. He had worked since 1986 in several diplomatic postings, as on SADR embassies or representations on Algeria, India, Iran, the United Kingdom & East Timor.

Last month there were huge protests in Spain in solidarity with Western Sahara

Action you can do right now:

Sign the petition asking the New Zealand Government require and end to the import of plundered phosphate rock into New Zealand

Follow Western Sahara Campaign NZ on Facebook and Twitter and check out their website here: https://www.westernsahara-nz.org/

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