- GOING BANANAS MULTIPLE IDENTITIES FORUM
Saturday 12 August; Auckland, NZ
This year’s “Going Bananas: Multiple Identities Forum 2006” will throw a spotlight on the evolving identity of Chinese New Zealanders, the country’s changing cultural-ethnic demographics and challenges all New Zealanders face in grappling with a new national identity.
Taking place on Saturday 12 August at AUT University, the Going Bananas: Multiple Identities Forum continues the work of the New Zealand Chinese Association (Auckland Branch) Inc. to embrace this country’s diverse communities and promote strength in diversity.
A highlight of the Forum will be the contributions of burgeoning Kiwi Chinese creative voices that are contributing to this country’s cultural-creative life. Talent ranges from filmmakers and architects to visual artists, fashion designers and musicians. Interested attendees are encouraged to register without delay. The “Going Bananas: Multiple Identities Forum 2006” is organised by the New Zealand Chinese Association (Auckland Branch) Inc.
- NEW JOURNAL: AEN online!
Wairua Consulting has just launched a new journal providing a space for intelligent and critical discussion on issues facing ethnic communities in New Zealand. The journal features articles written by key thinkers in the ethnic sector in New Zealand and overseas. This open-access online publication offers a refreshing and challenging new perspective on what’s going on in ethnic communities. Issue 1 of the AEN Journal is available at http://journal.aen.org.nz and includes a Guest Editorial by the Race Relations Commissioner and articles by Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia and Mervin Singham, Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs.