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Um, I'd like to pay our respects to way above, and and, um, pay respects also to, uh, their Children even more, um, respects also to, um, and also the life force in this area. Um, we welcome to all our ancestors three of us in the room today who enable us to be here [00:00:30] and who looked at us always. Um, yeah. Welcome, everyone. Thank you so much for coming. Um, we're just gonna give a bit of background, I guess about ourselves. And so you kind of, you know, you may have seen our emails. Some of you may not ask, but just kind of Yeah. What? What? Why? We kind of call for this. Um, yeah. And then we will kind of do a fairly brief but not so brief round of, um, [00:01:00] our names and yeah, I, I guess. Just kind of what's brought you here. So what's what's been important has made you give up your weekends weekends to kind of handle this. So who's next? Um, I I'm just gonna give a little bit of background history to how this came about. It was, I think, in 2008 there was a and who [00:01:30] that happened in Auckland and some of us were there. And I guess we realised that, um, it was a very white dominated movement. And some of the discussions around white privilege wasn't really adequate and really addressing some of the racism and the present in a. So we decided to have a, which was called the And [00:02:00] the Acronym Stands for Women Engaging in Radical Decolonization, which happened in 2008. End of 2008 as well. And 2009. It was a while ago, so yeah, and that had about maybe 12 participants. And it was really novel to be in a space, um, to be discussing issues as people of colour [00:02:30] and without having mediated or like mediating that discussion. So that's what we're hoping to achieve with this one is to continue those discussions and dialogues and hopefully build more solidarity around those struggles. Oh, my name is, by the way. Cool. Cool. So, um yeah, and [00:03:00] And my name is Y for those who, um, I guess the, you know, there there are some, uh, so I like to call them ground rules, but but kind of a framework in which, um would like to have the space. Um, and I think they're in your programme. Yeah. Yeah, they are. OK, so, um, that's just to possibly, um, [00:03:30] catch too many moments that might be unsafe and ensure that this is a safe space for most that we participate in, um, while while that's there, we also acknowledge that, um, the three of us are from, uh, really, um, Asian background. And so there are stuff that we might miss. Um, and we're open for you to, um, come up and approach us about that. And we're open [00:04:00] to feedback about that as well. And how we can do that, we can pretty much guarantee you that we will have missed something. So we're really open to having to talk about it, because I guess we Yeah. We're really keen to kind of grow our stuff as well, so yeah.
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