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Ukraine Solidarity Anti-War March
The march will honour all those innocent victims who have lost their lives, relatives, and homes in Ukraine. The march, organised by the Ukrainian Association of New Zealand with support of members of Ukrainian Community in Auckland, is expected to attract up to 5000 people. It will make its way from Aotea Square to the War Memorial Museum in the Auckland Domain, where a series of speakers will address the crowd.
Ethnic communities, social groups, organizations, individuals who share our anti-war philosophy and stand with Ukraine for freedom, democracy and human rights are invited. Anti-war banners, slogans, national flags (apart from the Russian one) are desired.
Everyone who wants to be a speaker at the meeting please contact the organizers (Ukrainian Association of New Zealand (North)
11.00 – 11.30 Gathering at Aotea Sq, Auckland
11.30 – 12.00 Getting organized, getting instructions of arrangements
12.00 – March starts.
The route: Queen St – Wellesley St – Grafton Rd – Stanley St – Lower Domain Dr – Museum Circuit – War Memorial Museum.
There will be mobile sound speakers available, so if you want a particular music to be played, please contact the organizers.
There will be the Ukrainian flag raised upon the Museum building and the building will be lightened in yellow and blue Ukrainian colours.
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Climate Justice … and rangatahi: How boomers f*#%ed the world and what we can do about it
In 2019 rangatahi around the globe mobilised on a massive scale to demand climate justice. The huge numbers were new, but young people – especially indigenous youth – have been speaking and organising for decades.
The size of the School Strike for Climate movement helped the world focus on issues such as intergenerational climate debt, ageism and even decolonisation as our rangatahi grappled with demanding to be heard in a world which had essentially locked them out of political conversations.
Then came the pandemic which has put the brakes on mass action as we prioritised care for our communities.
So how are our rangatahi organising and taking action now? How are their understandings of colonialism and capitalism informing their mahi and what do they want to see happen in the broader climate justice movement?