When do you feel you belong? What hinders this? And what needs to
change? These three key questions will be posed at a hui to be held at our
Vogelmorn Bowling Club on Saturday, 11 July 2020.
Led by Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono, the hui is part of a
nationwide road trip underway to hold conversations around the concepts
of belonging and inclusion.
A project launched in response to the March 15 attacks in Christchurch,
the objective is to hear first-hand from diverse groups of people (from all
walks of life) about their own experiences and insights related to
belonging and inclusion.
These insights will be used to develop a Strategy for Belonging and
Now that we are on the other side of covid-19 restrictions, face-to-face
conversations are kicking off across the country again – and a hui at our
venue will be the first of three planned in Wellington, Christchurch and
Anjum Rahman – project lead and Member of the New Zealand Order of
Merit for services to ethnic communities and women – will be leading this
event. You can listen to the latest interview with Anjum here.
“We have a vision for a country where everyone has a place to belong,”
says Rahman. “The freedom to thrive, to be understood and appreciated
for your individuality – and to be embraced as a valued member of New
Zealand society. These are all things we want as individuals and
Through his project, Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono is focused on
finding a way forward to support that vision – and one that is based on
communities’ collective voices.
“Discrimination and exclusion touch so many of us in different ways,” says
Rahman. “By holding conversations with those affected, we can develop a
way forward based on their stories, their needs and their suggestions for
More information and registration details for the hui can be found here.
Individuals or groups interested in joining conversations can contact