Te Papa and Third Culture Minds are standing in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement, with an after-hours event Black Lives Matter | Patua te Kaikiri – A Conversation on Culture, on Thursday 2 July 7–10pm.
The event is in response to a series of Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd in the USA in May 2020, including the Black Lives Matter demonstration that have since occurred around New Zealand and the wider globe.
The event is free, for all ages, and includes music by Raiza Biza, TAPZ, Upper Hutt Posse, and King Kapisi. The evening will be emceed by Te Kupu (Dean Hapeta) and Kii Small, and features a panel discussion with the young leaders behind the historic 14 June Black Lives Matter Wellington rally on 14 June 2020, attended by 20,000 people.
Miri Young-Moir, Head of Public Programming at Te Papa says the event will unite people and raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Te Papa’s mission is to understand the past, enrich the present and meet the challenges of the future and we are proud to host this event that will bring people together to foster whakawhānaungatanga: establishing connections with others, and to get people talking about the Black Lives Matter movement,” Young-Moir says.
Guled Mire, co-founder of Third Culture Minds will be speaking at the event and says the organisation is excited to partner with Te Papa to start a conversation on culture.
“As the stewards of history and culture, Te Papa plays an important role in helping write the story of the people in Aotearoa New Zealand,” he says.
“This is not a moment, this is a movement. We’re bringing the movement to our national museum to unify against racism locally, nationally and worldwide. Everyone is invited to join us as we carry on the momentum of the Black Lives Matter demonstration. We hope people will learn that more connects our cultures than we may think,” Mr Mire says.
Along with entertainment from musicians, speakers, and poets, exhibitions on Level 4 will be open: Toi Art, Passports, Tangata o le Moana: The story of Pacific people in New Zealand, The Mixing Room: Stories from young refugees in New Zealand, Treaty of Waitangi: Signs of a Nation, Mana Whenua, and Ko Rongowhakaata: The story of Light and Shadow.
Food and beverage will also be available.
Black Lives Matter | Patua te Kaikiri – A Conversation on Culture will be held at Te Papa’s Wellington Foyer. Entry is free and no registration is necessary.
Late Night: Black Lives Matter | Patua Te Kaikiri – A Conversation on Culture
Thursday 2 July, 7–10pm
Wellington Foyer, Level 2
Free entry: All ages, all welcome
Food and beverage available.
Join us to stand in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement. Te Papa co-presents this late-night event in partnership with Third Culture Minds to host an evening of dialogue, spoken word poetry and music.
The event is free, for all ages, and includes music by Raiza Biza, TAPZ, Upper Hutt Posse, and King Kapisi. The evening will be emceed by Te Kupu (Dean Hapeta) and Kii Small and features a panel discussion with the young leaders behind the historic 14 June Black Lives Matter rally in Wellington attended by 20,000 people.
Hear poetry and speeches by Emalani Case, Ping-Ann Addo, Pala Molisa, Lynda Chanwai-Earle, Tere Harrison, and Tony Hopkins.
There will also be whānau activities such as badge making available on the night.
Third Culture Minds
Third Culture Minds is a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for young people of migrant and refugee backgrounds in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
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Clare Callaghan, Te Papa
021 541 343
Nigel Wong, Third Culture Minds
021 109 7910