In partnership with the Courageous Conversation Aotearoa Foundation (CCAF), the British Council New Zealand and the Pacific is excited to be presenting Truth Spoken Truth Heard 2023 for International Race Relations Day 2023.

Hosted by Te Hiku Media and Radio Waatea on Tuesday, 21 March, on the occasion of International Race Relations Day, the focus of Truth Spoken Truth Heard will be to celebrate, reflect and honour the legacy of social justice leaders and movements within Aotearoa and overseas and also uplift emerging thought leaders and creatives, bringing intergenerational perspectives together to inspire and build the capability of our communities to ‘rise’ and speak their collective truth.

On International Race Relations Day in Aotearoa, New Zealand, we explore what a racially equitable Aotearoa grounded in Te Tiriti means to you and what it means to us. 

It is wonderful that we are able support AKALA: UK poet-artist, rapper and author, as part of this important conversation about race.

The courageous steps we take on the journey to get there. Truth Spoken, Truth Heard 2023

Guest speakers are:  

  • Glenn E Singleton: Founder of Courageous Conversation®
  • AKALA: UK poet-artist, rapper and author (supported by The British Council New Zealand and the Pacific)
  • Ripeka Evans: Chair Courageous Conversation Aotearoa Foundation
  • Kat Poi: Co-Director Courageous Conversation Aotearoa Foundation 
  • Dr Matthew Farry: Executive Director Courageous Conversation South Pacific Institute
  • Meng Foon: Race Relations Commissioner of New Zealand
  • Moss Te Ururangi Patterson: Co-Director Courageous Conversation Aotearoa Foundation
  • With guest artists: Puoro Jerome and Favour Gift 

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