The Race Unity Speech Awards and Hui are initiatives of the New Zealand Baha’i Community
The Speech Awards are a platform for senior high school students to express their ideas on how we can improve race relations in Aotearoa. The Speech Awards give eloquent and thoughtful young people a chance to speak their minds and give the rest of New Zealand a chance to listen to the leaders of tomorrow. The Speech Awards are held in support of Race Relations Day (21 March), and the topic for the Speech Awards is often aligned with the theme for Race Relations Day.
Race Unity Hui are spaces where young people advance the conversation about race relations in Aotearoa. All people aged 15-30 are welcome to deepen their understanding of race issues and share their thoughts on how we can become more just and unified as a society.
The New Zealand Baha’i Community believes that giving young people a voice on issues of race is an important part of improving race relations in Aotearoa. We coordinate these initiatives with generous support from the NZ Police, the Human Rights Commission, the Office of Ethnic Communities, the Hedi Moani Charitable Trust and other sponsors.
Congratulations for delivering a fantastic Race Unity Conference.
Ethnic Affairs Judge