Inaugural National Race Relations Day Celebration 2017


Sun 23 Apr 2017, 11:00 am


Sun 23 Apr 2017, 04:00 pm


Community, Cultural Ethnic,


Shed 6, Queens Wharf. Wellington


Wheelchair access




Every 21st March, we join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In New Zealand, communities across the country host hundreds of events on and around the 21st of March to mark Race Relations Day to promote and showcase our culture through dance, music and food.

This year for the first time, Multicultural New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission and Multicultural Council of Wellington have partnered to organise a national Race Relations day celebration – an opportunity to demonstrate a national perceptive to successful settlement outcomes for refugees and migrants, inclusion and tackling racism and discrimination.
This fantastic free day event will offer your family to experience the bright and exciting cultures that make up our diverse city. See a huge variety of world class and local performers, and treat yourself to the delicious ethnic food on offer.

Head to the Facebook page by clicking here and RSVP, share and invite friends and family through the event page. We'll be announcing acts and more exciting details on there as they are finalised.

The Grand Opening starts at 11am, officiated by His Worship the Mayor Justin Lester, and other dignitaries. Followed by local and international artists taking the stage; including world class modern fusion dancers flown from Malaysia, traditional and modern ethnic dance groups, choirs, Kapa Haka, old favourites such as Batucada and top local acts.

A selection of ethnic food will be available, so bring cash and an empty stomach.

The event is run by Multicultural New Zealand and Multicultural Council of Wellington, with key partners; Wellington City Council, the Human Rights Commission, NZ Police, Office of Ethnic Communities, and Ministry of Social Development.

“The event contributes two of our strategic priorities: Creativity - celebrating the diverse arts and culture of New Zealand; and Diversity - encompassing different people, perspectives and their contribution.” Tayo Agunlejika, Executive Director, New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils.

The event is in conjunction with the anti-racism campaign #thatsus currently being run by the Human Rights Commission.

Koinā tātou: He aha ka tautokona e tātou? He aha ka whakahēngia?
That’s Us: What do we stand for? What do we stand against?

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