CARE WHITE PAPER SERIES Exploring challenges: A Culture-Centred Approach (CCA) project in Glen Innes

Dr Phoebe Elers, Dr Steve Elers and Professor Mohan Dutta

This study explores the challenges experienced by residents in Glen Innes, Auckland. The findings have assisted in the identification of local problems and corresponding solutions, including the ‘Poverty is Not Our Future’ campaign, which has served as anchor for residents to challenge dominant structures and, at the same time, communicate their everyday realities of poverty. While this study is focused on Glen Innes, material hardship continues to be a significant issue in Aotearoa New Zealand, with research determining that 13 percent of children lived in households that experienced material hardship in the 2017/18 financial year (Statistics New Zealand, 2019) and that children born into disadvantage in Aotearoa New Zealand have a significant likelihood of remaining disadvantaged (New Zealand Treasury, 2016a, 2016b; Templeton, 2016).

Link to the White Paper :https://www.massey.ac.nz/~wwcare/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Poverty-is-Not-Our-Future-White-Paper-1.pdf

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff responds to CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation research in Glen Innes, New Zealand

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff responds to CARE research in Glen Innes!

Mayor Phil Goff is interviewed and directly addresses CARE research findings in Glen Innes.

Posted by Poverty Is Not Our Future on Monday, 10 February 2020

Mayor Phil Goff is interviewed and directly addresses CARE research findings in Glen Innes being done by Dr. Phoebe Elers & Dr. Steve Elers
#PovertyIsNotOurFuture #Auckland #GlenInnes #CAREMassey #MasseyUni #MasseyCJM #CAREResearch #NewZealand
#waateanews #NZPol
Link to article: https://www.waateanews.com/…/GI-rebuild-on-right-track—Go… #

Mayor Phil Goff is interviewed and directly addresses CARE research findings in Glen Innes being done by Dr. Phoebe Elers & Dr. Steve Elers
#PovertyIsNotOurFuture #Auckland #GlenInnes #CAREMassey #MasseyUni #MasseyCJM #CAREResearch #NewZealand
#waateanews #NZPol
Link to article: https://www.waateanews.com/…/GI-rebuild-on-right-track—Go…

LIVE interview with Dr. Phoebe Elers on Radio Waatea about Poverty Is Not Our Future campaign

Dr. Phoebe Elers, CARE Massey spoke on Radio Waatea about the forthcoming launch of #PovertyIsNotOurFuture campaign. Waatea News and interviews are broadcasted on all 21 radio stations of the Iwi Radio Network.

LIVE interview on Radio Waatea

Interview with Dr Phoebe Elers on Radio Waatea about the forthcoming launch of Poverty Is Not Our Future campaign. Radio Waatea news and interviews are broadcasted on all 21 radio stations of the Iwi Radio Network.

Posted by Poverty Is Not Our Future on Monday, 10 February 2020

To know more, follow us on our campaign page- Poverty Is Not Our Future or visit CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and… website
#PovertyIsNotOurFuture #Auckland #GlenInnes #CAREMassey #MasseyUni #MasseyCJM #CAREResearch #NewZealand #waateanews #IwiRadioNetwork #NZPol

Culturally-Centering Communication and Social Change: Dalit Development

An informative lecture by Professor Mohan J Dutta about Dalit Development

Culturally-Centering Communication and Social Change: Dalit Development

An informative lecture by Professor Mohan J Dutta about Dalit Development

Posted by CARE: Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation on Thursday, 6 February 2020

Professor Mohan J Dutta Dean’s Chair In Communication & Director, CARE, Massey University

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CARE Presents: Of Labor & Love – A Film by Omer Nazir

A recount of the lives of two workers in Indian brick Kilns who are bonded to debt.

Being in debt has become a normal condition in financialised capitalist economies. Student loans, mortgages, credit cards, consumer loans or pay day loans are common. The normalisation and prevalence of debt has produced what noted Italian Marxist theorist Maurizio Lazzarato terms as “indebted man”.

In Western economies, a market exists for debt and is managed by banks or other regulated lending institutions. In developing countries, in addition to the banks; local lenders, including employers or their intermediaries, not only serve the demand for debt, but use the debt to create relations of dependence, producing not simply indebted people, but debt bonded labourers – a form of modern day slaves. The film recounts the life and conditions of two workers in Indian brick kilns who are bonded to the debt owed to their employers, local lenders and to grocers, and in doing so demonstrates the disciplinary effects of debt.

Conceptualized by Craig Prichard, Ozan NadirAlakavuklar & Omer Nazir

Not Part Of My World- An Anti Racism Initiative

Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) @CAREMassey

& Carncot School @CarncotSchool

presents

NOT PART OF MY WORLD – Anti-racism Initiative

NOT PART OF MY WORLD – Anti-racism Initiative by @CAREMasseyNZ & @CarncotSchool.

CARE have teamed-up and worked on an anti-racisim project with Carncot School and here are a few glimpses of the project.

https://youtu.be/14O2JLg-rP4 via @YouTube

#NotPartOfMyWorld #AntiRacism#CAREMassey #MasseyCJM #MasseyUni #CarncotSchool #Aotearoa #NewZealand

Project Synopsis:

Across the globe we see the rise of racism. Especially concerning is the way in which hate is used to produce violence. It is in this backdrop that the Center for Culture Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) collaborated with Carncot School to create a project that
sought to help us understand the problem of racism and more importantly create ways of addressing racism. So it really is my privilege to introduce these short snippets for you
that highlight the work done by the students at Carncot with the support of the principal Dr. Owen Arnst.

What you will see in these videos are the ways in which students think about the world of racism, the world of hate and the dialogues they open up through their invitation to connect
to build relationships and to imagine a better world that is free from hate. What happened as part of this project is that the students worked in small groups to first understand
the problem of racism within the context of their comfort zones.

They thought about their comfort zones and what really makes them feel comfortable within these zones, then they
grappled with the idea of difference, what does it mean to recognize difference and what does it mean to relate to difference. Once they grapple with these two questions of
comfort zone and difference they then created an anti-racist campaign that highlighted this idea that racism has no place in our world.

CARE Public Talk by Dr.Sameer Deshpande: CCA & Social Marketing- 5th Dec 2019- GLB1.14, Manawatu campus

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Sameer Deshpande, PhD

Dr. Deshpande is Associate Professor and Acting Director of the Social Marketing Department at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Sameer teaches, trains, and conducts research in social marketing. He is the Editor of Social Marketing Quarterly. Over two decades, Sameer has raised over two million dollars and published studies testing effectiveness of social marketing framework with special emphasis on consumer-insights approach in a variety of contexts, including promotion of alternative rides, responsible drinking, alcohol abstinence during pregnancy, water rights, safe sexual practices, and physical activity. Sameer has widely published in academic journals, books, and conference proceedings. Prior to joining Griffith, Sameer offered services in the U.S., Canada, India, and Singapore.

Dr. Sameer Deshpande

Associate Professor (Social Marketing), Acting Director (Social Marketing @ Griffith)

Department of Marketing, Griffith Business School, Griffith University

Event: Registrations- https://www.facebook.com/events/1419311748220389/

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CARE Activist-In-Residence: Jolovan Wham from Community Action Network, Singapore

Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) is proud to share and invite our next Activist in Residence – Mr. Jolovan Wham.

Jolovan Wham is a Singaporean of ethnic Chinese descent. He has been involved in human rights activism, working primarily on issues relating to migrants, the death penalty, and freedom of expression.

He was executive director of Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME), an NGO which provides shelter, education opportunities and legal aid for low waged migrant workers.

He is a member of the Community Action Network, a coalition of activists which promotes civil and political rights. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in social work from the National University of Singapore. His activism has resulted in him being banned by the education minister from speaking at education institutions and campuses.

He will be presenting a Public Talk, Workshop & will be collaborating with Prof. Mohan Dutta,Director,- CARE at Massey University on the topic “Communicative strategies for resisting authoritarianism”.

The event details are as below.


Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) presents our next Activist In Residence Public Talk by  Mr. Jolovan Wham

Title: First world authoritarianism: Lessons from Singapore
Date & Time: Wednesday, 27th November @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Venue: Palmerston North City Library, Events Centre, Ground Floor, Palmerston North.

Public Talk Abstract:

Authoritarianism is said to be on the rise and democracy in retreat in many parts of the world. Commentators often point out this trend in long standing liberal democracies like the United States but also to the consolidation of power in regimes like China and Russia. What can we learn from Singapore’s experience to combat the rise of authoritarianism? In this talk, Mr Wham will talk about one party rule in Singapore, how it is perpetuated and the State’s and Singapore society’s response to activism and advocacy.


Other events:

CARE Workshop – Dissent and resistance: Negotiating boundaries in Singaporean activism by Mr. Jolovan Wham –

Workshop Title:
CARE Workshop – Dissent and resistance: Negotiating boundaries in Singaporean activism by Mr. Jolovan Wham
Date & Time: Thursday, 28th November @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Venue: GLB3.02 Manawatu, Massey University
Topic: A free workshop on Dissent and resistance: Negotiating boundaries in Singaporean activism by Mr. Jolovan Wham.

Workshop Abstract:

Activists in one party states or dictatorships are often detained and imprisoned for years. In some cases, they are murdered and disappeared. The Singapore state eschews such extreme tactics and yet retains almost absolute control over the population. What are the opportunities for dissent and resistance in such a controlled environment? What tactics and strategies have activists used to achieve their goals?


Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) Activist In Residence White Paper Launch- Communicative strategies for resisting authoritarianism by Jolovan Wham & Mohan Dutta 

White Paper Title : Communicative strategies for resisting authoritarianism
Date: Friday 29th November 2019 @ 12 pm – 1 pm
Venue: Business Studies Central BSC 1.08, Manawatu campus Massey University
Livestream on FB: @CAREMassey

Come and hear our speakers launch the CARE White Paper & hear them talk abouttheir white paper on

“Communicative strategies for resisting authoritarianism”

Speaker’s Bio:
Jolovan Wham: is a Singaporean of ethnic Chinese descent. He has been involved in human rights activism, working primarily on issues relating to migrants, the death penalty, and freedom of expression. He was executive director of Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME), an NGO which provides shelter, education opportunities and legal aid for low waged migrant workers. He is a member of the Community Action Network, a coalition of activists which promotes civil and political rights. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in social work from the National University of Singapore. His activism has resulted in him being banned by the education minister from speaking at education institutions and campuses.

Mohan J Dutta: is Dean’s Chair Professor of Communication. He is the Director of the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE), developing culturally-centered, community-based projects of social change, advocacy, and activism that articulate health as a human right. Mohan Dutta’s research examines the role of advocacy and activism in challenging marginalizing structures, the relationship between poverty and health, political economy of global health policies, the mobilization of cultural tropes for the justification of neo-colonial health development projects, and the ways in which participatory culture-centered processes and strategies of radical democracy serve as axes of global social change.