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COVID update and Guidelines

Tena ra koutou, due to COVID we will be announcing this Sunday night 17th October whether the event will continue as planned in Taranaki or shift online and to localised actions.

Rise up for Climate Justice will be possible at Level 2 with the following precautions:

  • Registrations will be limited to 100 (due to outdoor event number restrictions)
  • Please stay home if you are ill or have symptoms
  • We strongly encourage you to vaccinate if you can
  • Camp nearby or at the marae if possible, instead of sleeping in the wharenui at the marae
  • Travel with people you know if possible, and wear masks if you don’t
  • Maintain good hygiene – wash hands frequently
  • Keep track of where you have been through the Covid app or contact tracing records
  • Avoiding greetings that require close physical contact — for example, hongi, harirū, kissing or hugging with people you do not live with or who are outside your bubble
  • Follow the guidelines organisers give at venues – maintain social distancing with people you don’t know and wear a mask

This is subject to change. The organisers strongly prioritise health and well being of all participants and will do everything possible to minimise health risks.

Safer Spaces Policy

 

Background for policy

  • The organising group for the Rise up for Climate Justice  aims to provide a space that is welcoming to all types of people.  
  • A safer space seeks to critique and dismantle oppressive power structures both within the organising space itself (at a rally or meeting, for example), and in the wider world outside the space. 
  • Safer spaces are not only spaces which acknowledge and work to reduce harmful and oppressive behaviour, they are also spaces where our wellbeing is valued, where mental health challenges and distress isn’t stigmatised, and where we support each other to have the care we need, as much as possible.
  • Forms of oppression, domination and discrimination include but are not limited to: racism, colonialism, patriarchy, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, ableism, classism, fatphobia, and ageism.
  • In keeping with the rally principles, we are committed to creating safer spaces for those most affected by climate change, including tangata whenua and other Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, women, children, the working class and the economically marginalised. 
  • Our organising spaces are located on colonised land. We acknowledge mana whenua as the rightful kaitiaki of Aotearoa, and recognise that tino rangatiratanga was never ceded. 

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Timeline of Events

Here is a rundown on what to expect on each of the five days of Rise Up For Climate Justice. More detail to come.

  • Wednesday 3 November – 5pm powhiri, kai, introduction, whakawhanaungatanga
  • Thursday 4 November – wananga and workshops, networking
  • Friday 5 November – action prep, action linking colonisation to climate change
  • Saturday 6 November – international day of action
  • Sunday 7 November – clean up, poroaki