4. Everyday Act of Racism The University of Auckland Festival Forum


ASB Theatre

50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland, New Zealand


The Aotea Centre is a performing arts and events centre / theatre in the Auckland

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Last year the film writer and director Taika Waititi sparked debate when he declared New Zealand "racist as f***" and recounted being racially profiled as a teenager. The Human Rights Commission also reports that local instances of racism are on the increase. How do those who have never been subject to racism begin to understand the experiences of those who have? And is there an expectation that those who are the targets of casual and/or explicit racism must explain the indignities and implications of being perceived as other. Four eloquent writers bring their experiences and stories to the stage for a nuanced exploration of racism. Join David Chariandy (Canada), Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany), and Leonie Hayden and Victor Rodger (New Zealand), chaired by Carol Hirschfeld.