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Race Unity Speech Awards

Race Unity Speech Awards

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When:

  • Wed 10 Apr, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Where:

Palmerston North Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Race Unity Speech Awards 2019.

‘Speaking for Justice, Working for Unity’.

This is the topic for the 2019 national contest. In light of the recent tragic events in Christchurch, the competition could not be more timely. More and more New Zealanders are recognising that if we want a harmonious and unified Aotearoa, we all must speak out and work to address racial prejudice and injustice. In 2018 our regional winner Zoha Shuaib, from PNGHS, went on to the national finals in Auckland and won the prize for national runner-up on the topic of "Give nothing to racism".

These words are from her winning speech: "Aotearoa is not a country free from racism; but, it is a country that has a history of uniting against it, and that, I believe, is more powerful than if racism had never touched this great land in the first place." The photo is of Zoha receiving her prize from Dame Susan Devoy. A video of her speech and other finalists may be found on the Race Unity Speech Awards website.

Come to the PN Library's Sound and Vision Zone and hear local students speaking on this important topic. All welcome, supper provided.

Students years 11-13 are invited to participate. You will find registration details on the Race Unity Speech Awards website https://www.raceunity.co.nz/.

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