Free Art Workshop, Parihaka Peace Kōrero and Sending an Anti-War Email

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Kia ora Peace Friends,
We want to invite you to a couple of great events coming up and remind you to please take a minute and email the government about our deployment of soldiers in Iraq. Thanks for your continued support.

Ngā mihi mahana,
APA

Leaving Our Mark: an anti-fascist art workshop

Venue: Studio One Toi Tū & the Unitarian Church 1& 1A Ponsonby Road, Auckland
Date: Saturday, 18 May 2pm-6pm
Cost: Free

Come along and make some art, bring your friends and whānau. Make tee shirts, posters, stickers, banners, placards, body art and most of all, make a stand against fascism, xenophobia and racism in any artistic manner you can dream of. We’ll also look at some examples of great anti-fascist art from history. There will be a children’s workshop at the Unitarian Church along with a yummy cafe (all proceeds to the Victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack).

All ages welcome. Drop in at any time throughout the session. Materials provided.

Inside Keeping the Silence of Peace at Parihaka

National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies Lecture with Maata Wharehoka

Venue: University of Otago House, 385 Queen Street, Auckland
Date: Thursday, 30 May 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm
Taking a journey through the organizational legacy of Tohu and Te Whiti, their legacy, their determination to keep peace whilst being accountable for their actions. Peace and imprisonment. Peace and Justice. Peace and Reconciliation. Where will the legacy take us tomorrow? Peace yesterday, peace today, peace tomorrow. My Journey.
An expert in marae arts, raranga and karanga, Parihaka’s Maata Wharehoka is heavily involved in her community and passing on knowledge to future generations. She has been the caretaker of the marae for nearly 30 years and is a driving force behind Parihaka’s focus to be a self-sufficient community.

Take Action: Stop the War & Bring the Troops Home

On 30 June 2019, New Zealand’s deployment to Iraq is due to end. We want to make sure that happens. This current deployment of up to 121 soldiers has already been extended twice. It continues the little-known but 15-year-long New Zealand military occupation in Iraq. Recent revelations about the deployment suggest it has undergone significant changes expanding its original mandate into some questionable activities.

We are asking you to take action today as a decision will be taken in the next two weeks. We are targeting emails to Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters with this campaign because we think the call about the deployment sits with him. His member Ron Mark is the Minister of Defence – but as a former soldier, Ron Mark will be doing everything in his power to extend the NZ deployment another six months. Winston has the power to bring this deployment to an end.

EMAIL WINSTON PETERS

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