Monday, February 6, 2012

Decolonise Your Minds!

Decolonise Your Minds:
marginalised gendered People of Colour DECOLONISATION hui

Sat 4th - Sun 5th Feb 2012
Tamaki Makaurau (Ponsonby Community Centre)
(Auckland, New Zealand)

$20 waged/ $10 unwaged, or whatever you can afford

The People of Colour Decol Hui is a two day celebration of Decolonisation, Feminism and Anti-Racism, for POC/indigenous feminists and activists, all mixed up with DIY workshops, skill share and talks.

The People of Colour Decol Hui is for marginalised gendered people of colour; including women, transfolk, intersex, genderqueers, wimmin (etc)- of marginalised cultures, indigenous and ethnic minorities in Aotearoa.

We clarify that "pale" coloured and indigenous people are very welcome at this hui. If you self identify with being a person of colour, and are happy to be in this space, then please come along.

We know that people of colour/indigenous people can have many parents/gransparents from all over, and we won't be perpetuating policing around whether someone is coloured or indigenous or not. For us this is just the kinds of things we seek to eradicate.

If you want to come but you're not sure if this includes you, please get in touch

The POC Decol Hui aims to open up space for discussion around being marginalised gendered tangata whenua and coloured tau iwi people in Aotearoa.

Examining the inherent power dynamics interwoven into our lives, connections between racism, sexism, colonisation, classism and other oppressions, and working in predominantly pakeha activist scenes... and how these things affect us and the feminist/ social justice/ peace/ revolutionary/creative work we do.

The weekend will be grounded around those main themes. There will be spaces for discusions to happen.

We hope that this gathering will enable us to share some experiences and tools for critiquing, challenging, and overcoming these oppressions.

There will be discussion forums, workshops and skill shares.

Featured discussion sessions/presentations/workshops include:

Elizabeth Kerekere: "Multiplicities: splitting ourselves across cultures, families and communities"

Belinda Borell:
"Co-opting whiteness, raced-based motions and moving targets"

Ruth DeSouza:
"The real impacts of marginalisation on bodies"

MZ and Zac: "Savage Beasts": Anti-speciesism and Decolonisation

Farida Sultana: "Asian feminism and decolonisation"

The POC Decol Hui is volunteer run.

If anyone has a workshop, skill share, discussion idea, from zine making, recipe swapping, difficult convos with family, kissing booths etc, that they would like to run please get in contact and let us know.

Further details (time, location) posted soon.Full(ish) programme will be posted in Jan 2012.

Exact info etc will be getting sussed shortly, consider this a heads up to get excited!!! Also for all our pakeha commrades out there fighting oppression, we welcome your support. Some things you could possibly do; include help with childcare, fundraising, food, places for people to stay during the hui etc. Get in touch :)

Email us any further questions.
Rego by 31 Jan 2012

(oh and please register even if you're not paying, so we know how much food to cook)

POC Decol Hui organisers: Rouge, Giang, MZ and Wai Ho

POC Decol Hui 2012 rego form:



travel assistance wanted?:
(we have some money avail for gas, plane, train or bus)

food requirements?:
(food provided)

childcare costs assistance wanted?:
(we have some money avail to pay childminders)

waged, unwaged, none/or whatever you can afford?:

any topics you would really like discussed?

(venue and toilets are accessible)

copy, paste and email rego to :

hui cost details:

Account name: W L Ho conference
Bank account number: 02 1242 0549383 032

We wish to thank The Quakers, A-Fem hui, Rainbow Youth and individual donors, for their kind support. It's much appreciated.