June, 2010
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Welcome to new participants this month: Botany Downs Secondary School, Deaf Aotearoa, Foundation for Social Responsibility New Zealand (FOStR NZ), Migrant Heritage Charitable Trust, New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, North Kaipara Connexions, Tairawhiti Eastern Bay Human Rights Network, Te Awa Māori and Te Kura-a-Rohe o Te Waha o Rerekohu.

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Diversity Forum

Preparations for the 2010 New Zealand Diversity Forum are well underway. The Forum is scheduled for 21-23 August in Christchurch. A number of sessions have now been confirmed and you can find out more online.

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Review of Human Rights in New Zealand

The Commission is conducting a Review of Human Rights in New Zealand, updating the previous review conducted in 2004. A number of draft documents have now been released including chapters on The Right to Asylum, The Rights of Migrants, and Human Rights and Race Relations.

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Māori Language Week

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2010 will be held from 26 July-1 August. The theme this year is ‘Te Mahi Kai – the Language of Food’.

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The British Council have completed their workshops and shows for the 2010 instalment of the musical collaboration ‘People in your Neighbourhood’.

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Filipino Fiesta in Tauranga

The Tauranga Regional Multicultural Group is holding a Philippine Cultural Show on 8 July. The event will include authentic Filipino food. Entry is free with a plate of food for a pot luck dinner. The evening will be held at the Senior Citizen’s Club (14 Norris Ave, Tauranga, 7pm).

Rasheed Memorial Training Workshop

The Rasheed Memorial Trust is holding another training workshop on Muslim culture for service providers from 2-3 August. It will be hosted by Imam Afroz Ali and Steve James. You can find out more and register online.

Human Rights in Education Resources

Human Rights in Education have new resources available on their website. Human Rights in Education aims to build communities that know, promote and live human rights and responsibilities, particularly in the education sector.

Cities of Migration conference

The Cities of Migration conference ‘From Migration to Integration: An Opportunity Agenda for Cities’ will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, on October 3-4, 2010. The project showcases integration practices from global cities using a storytelling approach with the message that integration is a critical dimension of urban prosperity and growth.

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Museums and Exhibitions

Check out NZ Diversity Action Programme participants’ upcoming events this month.

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