The Weapons Expo is just around the corner (put the dates in your diary – 30th, 31st October & 1st November!) so we’re getting ready here in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. We’ve got two events coming up in the city, plus more info about what’s being planned, plus getting to Palmerston North for the Weapons Expo Peace Protest. Read on!
Art as Activism – Tuesday 25th September
Join us on Tuesday 25th September, 6pm for Art as Activism to talk about how art and creative responses can be used to protest, mock and disrupt the business of war. We’ll have a bit of a 101 on the arms industry / why its fucked, watch some informative vids, and kōrero about how art and resistance are like cheese on crackers.
Could this clown be you??! We’ll have a special focus on clowning as a tactic with special guest clown Ingrid Saker, who will help you create your clown persona ready for protesting the Weapons Expo.
Keep an eye on the Facebook event for updates. Feel free to come along even if you’re not super keen on clowning – the kōrero is for everyone.
Aotearoa and the Arms Trade, plus non-violent direct action training – 16th October
We’re teaming up with the Wellington Workers Educational Association to run a public talk on the arms trade globally and locally, the Weapons Expo and resistance to it. We’ll also be running a short non-violent direct action training.
Date: Tuesday 16th October
Time: 6 – 7.30pm
Where: St John’s in the City, Corner of Willis/Dixon Street
Seeds for Peace sown in Palmerston North
Peace Action Manawatū are getting ready for resisting the Weapons Expo! They’re planning a Peace March Against the Arms Trade – join the Facebook event here for updates.
We’re planning a road-trip to Te Papaioea/Palmerston North. Join the Facebook event here if you’re interested in coming along, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many people and what dates you want to go.
Here we are in Palmy! (definitely not photoshopped).