Sunday, March 10, 2013

Race Relations Day 21 March 2013

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated on the 21st of March around the world. See the NZ Human Rights Commission website for more details and suggestions for active participation.

The 2013 theme for Race Relations Day in NZ is “My Dream for Aotearoa New Zealand is …”

Janet Frame's dream:
"I am eager for our sometimes narrow, insular views to be widened by all means possible – interchange with other cultures, visits to and fro, and for us to be able to recognise our worth and shortcomings honestly as a nation, without having to constantly boast or apologise. We need, especially in New Zealand, to be able to enter imaginatively into the minds and lives of other cultures."

~ Janet Frame (1983)
(from a NZ Times interview, quoted in Janet Frame In Her Own Words, Penguin NZ, 2011)


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