“My dream for Aotearoa New Zealand is…

click for larger version of the Race Relations Day poster
the theme for Race Relations Day 2013. Held each year on 21 March, the day marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Wellington City Libraries is a participant in The New Zealand Diversity Action Programme, which is a community initiative. It began in 2004, in response to the outrage at the desecration of Jewish community gravesites in Wellington. The Programme has been active in promoting and encouraging positive race relations.

The New Zealand Diversity Action Programme brings together organisations taking practical initiatives to:

  1. recognise and celebrate the cultural diversity of our society
  2. promote the equal enjoyment by everyone of their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, religion or national origin
  3. foster harmonious relations between diverse peoples
  4. fulfil the promise of the Treaty of Waitangi.

The Programme is facilitated by the Human Rights Commission on behalf of participants.

Do you have a vision what our country should be like for future generations? Share your thoughts on our Community Stories and Traditions page!

At Newtown Library we are asking adults and children what their dreams are. All their thoughts are displayed on the tree in the tent and will be forwarded to the Human Rights Commission. Here are some of their thoughts:
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