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Shakti Youth Newsletter - April 2016

Kia ora koutou,

These are some awesome events coming up in the next month for Shakti Youth and ethnic communities! Check them out below!

Addressing Intergenerational Issues - 19th of May

Shakti Youth in collaboration with AUT are putting on a public event on "Addressing Intergenerational issues: Bridging the Gap from a migrant youth and parent perspective"
Keyote speaker: Professor Edwina Pio, a Fulbright alumna, is New Zealand’s first and only Professor of Diversity.

The experience of migration not only poses social, cultural and financial challenges to immigrant families but also puts a strain on intergenerational relations between migrant youth and their parents. 

The pressures to conform to western cultural norms can often create internal conflict in young lives and within families. As a result many migrant youths feel trapped by different expectations as they navigate two contrasting worlds, whilst their parents struggle to come to terms with their fear and grief around young people losing their culture.

AUT South Campus, in association with Shakti Youth, invite you and your community to join us for an evening of interaction with AUT Professor of Diversity, Edwina Pio, and a panel of youth from different ethnic backgrounds to explore the theme on how to bridge the intergenerational gap and promote healthy ways of coping with cultural conflicts within immigrant families. Youth Perspective Panel - Facilitated by Fatumata Bah.
 
When: 6.30pm, Thursday 19th May 2016
Where: MD Conference Centre, AUT South Campus, 640 Great South Road, Manukau

Register here.



Recognise and Represent! - 27th May

When: 6pm Friday 27th May
Where: Metro Theatre (Mangere East Hall), 362 Massey Road, Mangere East

I Know What The Media Tells You But: Do You Know Who I Am?

Let’s develop and grow relationships among ethnic communities.

Join us and be part of this open and candid participatory event to create a platform for better understanding and engagement, and celebrate the role of many cultural grouping within New Zealand society.

The purpose of the summit is:

  • To create a platform for better understanding and engagement, and celebrate the role of the many cultural groupings within New Zealand society.
  • To build a sense of unity among other ethnic peoples, and to explore how they can contribute and add value to the community and to the nation.
Venue: AUT, Auckland WG308 Sir Paul Reeves Building
Time: 9am-4pm 30th of April

Get involved in our Bridge the Gap campaign

Do you have stories to share about intergenerational cultural conflicts or overcoming them? Submit to our website: bridgethegap.org.nz
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