Race Relations Week Starts Soon

8 March 2010

Each year 21 March is observed around the globe as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Wellington City Libraries is a proud participant of the Diversity in Action Programme - we've been making clay Earth People every year for the last five years as part of Race Relations Week.

To celebrate Race Relations Week 2010, our libraries are running several free cultural awareness events including Earth People and Festival of Cultures from 15 - 20 March. Visit us at Newtown, Johnsonville, Tawa, Kilbirnie and Miramar libraries and celebrate these events with your community!

You can dress in your national costume; tell stories, take part in crafts and other activities such as music and dance. There'll be displays and much more.

Here's a breakdown of what's happening at your local library:

 

Newtown Library

"It's about us - te ra whanaungtanga"

  • Monday 15 March - Saturday 20 March
  • Family displays - draw a portrait of your whanau for our whanau wall.

Pre-school storytime

  • Wednesday 17 March, 10.30am
  • Pre-school storytime with a multicultural-family theme.

Earth People

  • Wednesday 17 March, 11.00am - 12 noon
  • Create your own figures from clay.

 

Johnsonville Library

Festival of Cultures

  • Friday 19 March, 10.30am
  • Come with family and friends dressed in your national costume. Have fun with crafts and cultural activities.

 

Mervyn Kemp Library (Tawa)

Festival of Cultures

  • Wednesday 17 March, 11.00am
  • Come with family and friends dressed in your national costumes Have fun with crafts and cultural activities.

 

Ruth Gotlieb Library (Kilbirnie)

Pulcinella comes to New Zealand

  • Wednesday 17 March, 10.30am
  • Join us for our Italian puppet show.

Earth People

  • Wednesday 17 March, 3.00pm
  • Create your own figures from clay.

 

Miramar Library

Earth People

  • Tuesday 16 March, 3.00pm
  • Create your own figures from clay.

Pulcinella comes to New Zealand

  • Thursday 18 March, 10.15am
  • Come and join us for our Italian puppet show.