New Zealand is amongst the most culturally and ethnically diverse nations in the world. Every 21st March, Multicultural NZ join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In New Zealand, communities across the country host hundreds of events on and around the 21st of March to mark Race Relations Day to promote and showcase our culture through dance, music and food. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate successful settlement outcomes for refugees and migrants, inclusion and tackling racism and discrimination.
The Regional Multicultural Councils have been a major supporter to the Human Rights Commission through its regional activities in celebrating Race Relations Day annually.
The theme for the Race Relations Day 2017 is:
“That’s Us: What do stand for? What do we stand against?”
“Koinā tātou: He aha ka tautokona e tātou? He aha ka whakahēngia?”
Below is the Multicultural March 2017 poster that hyperlinks to respective RMCs Facebook page. The poster has been designed to promote and create awareness of the event nationally and to acknowledge the importance of the day. Also, we are organising the inaugural National Race Relations Day Celebration event on the 23rd of April at the Shed 6, Queens Wharf Wellington in partnership with the Human Rights Commission and the Multicultural Council of Wellington.
That’s Us, please come and join us with your family and friends to acknowledge and celebrate diversity with various international performances, entertainments and food.
Click over the image to follow the Facebook page of the individual councils and to know the full details about the events organised nationwide.
For further information please contact Multicultural NZ on 04 9169177 or email [email protected]