Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Critical discussion on ethnic communities

Human Rights Commission

27 June 2006

New journal creates space for critical discussion on ethnic communities

A new journal is providing a space for intelligent and critical discussion of the issues facing ethnic communities. With articles written by key thinkers in the ethnic sector in New Zealand and overseas, the journal offers a refreshing and challenging new perspective.

The AEN Journal is an online publication that fosters critical debate around the issues facing New Zealand's ethnic communities. It builds on the success of the Aotearoa Ethnic Network (www.aen.org.nz), set up last year by Ruth DeSouza and Andy Williamson so that people from or working with ethnic communities can connect and share information.

The journal will be launched by the Race Relations Commissioner, Joris de Bres, on behalf of the Diversity Action Programme at the Auckland office of the Human Rights Commission on Monday July 3.

Writing in the first edition, Mr de Bres says that "the Aotearoa Ethnic Network has already made an important contribution to on-line debate and dialogue, as well as being a lively market for information exchange."

He believes that the AEN Journal "adds to that contribution significantly by providing a forum for more substantial and considered discussion of the issues."

Issue 1 of the journal includes a viewpoint on the Palestine-Israel problem from a New Zealand Jew and a New Zealand Muslim.

The AEN Journal is available online and for free at journal.aen.org.nz. The journal can be viewed as a website and visitors can download a single article or the complete journal in ready-to print format.

Contributors to Issue 1 include:

* Joris de Bres, Race Relations Commissioner

* Tariana Turia MP, Co-leader of the Maori Party

* Mervin Singham, Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs

* Dave Moskovitz: The Israel - Palestine Problem: The perspective of a New Zealand Progressive Jew

* Anjum Rahman: The Israel - Palestine Problem: The perspective of a New Zealand Muslim

* Andy Williamson and Ruth DeSouza: Representing Ethnic Communities in the Media

* Suman Fernando (UK): Stigma, racism and power

* Amy West (US): Seeking Asylum * Kate Wood: Cultural diversity and context

* Tze Ming Mok and Kumanan Rasanathan: Should we be pushing for a Ministry of Asian Affairs, a Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, or neither?

A 'Socratic' 'dialogue' between two 'Asians'

* Rev. Mua Strickson-Pua aka REV MC: Pasifika Hip Hop Poetry Doing the Healing

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election