Civic Square, noon-2 pm, 21 January 2017 ‘Love trumps Hate’ Festival in Wellington to mark US Presidential Inauguration
An occasion to celebrate democratic values and human rights will take place in Wellington to coincide with President-elect Trump’s inauguration on Saturday 21 January.
Co-organiser Mark Derby says the free family event in Civic Square from noon to 2pm
is the brainchild of Kiwis and ex-pat Americans living in Wellington who are deeply concerned about Trump’s public statements and policies, but who also want to celebrate core American democratic values of human rights, tolerance and diversity.‘
The people of the US, but also of New Zealand and the rest of the world, are entering
entirely unfamiliar political territory. Donald Trump’s inauguration as president on 21
January matters to everyone, whether you live in Wellington or Washington.
A women’s march (open to all), one of many peaceful demonstrations taking place
throughout the world to protest Trump’s attitudes and policies towards women, will
assemble at Parliament at 10am on the same day. The marchers will proceed up
Lambton Quay and Willis Street, to arrive at Civic Square in time for the opening of
the Love Trumps Hate festival.
‘This event is a chance to uphold democratic values, human rights, greater economic
equality, and the future of tortillas’, Mark says. The public is invited to bring along a
picnic and listen to live music and lively speakers, including US-born Kiwi Green MP
Julie Anne Genter, investigative journalist Nicky Hager and climate change activist
For more informationabout the Love Trumps Hate Festival, contact:Mark Derby ph. 022 404 5356
For more information about the women’s march, contact: Kim Griggs ph. 021 905 489
Bette Flagler ph. 021 956122
12.00-12.05 MC –Jennifer O’Sullivan
12.00-12.20 Bonnington-Klein – Americana music
12.20-12.25 Julie-Anne Genter MP
12.25-12.30 Ibrahim Omer – refugees and migrants
12.30-12.35 Rev. Susan Jones – religious freedoms
12.35-12.50 Pancho and friends –Latin rhythms
12.50–12.55 Jana von Stein –reproductive rights
12.55–1.00 Lynda Stuart – public education
1.00–1.15Te Kupu –rapper plus bass guitarist and drummer
1.15-1.20Aaron Packard – climate change
1.20-1.25 Eli Elinoff – economic inequality
1.25-1.30 Danielle Davies – workers’ rights
1.30-1.35 Nicky Hager – international peace and security
1.35-1.55 The Love Trumps Hate Band with Woody Guthrie’s ‘Old Man Trump’
1.55-2.00 MC – Jennifer O’Sullivan MC – Jennifer O’Sullivan
Jennifer O’Sullivan is a Wellington performer and producer with a long history of making
things up as she goes along. She has worked nationally and internationally as a teacher of
Bonnington-Klein – acoustic Americana duo
Kim Bonnington started her career in entertainment at age fourin the small South Island town of Tapawera. She is now one of Wellington’s best-known country and folk musicians. Her self-titled EP was released last year.
Richard Klein, originally from New Jersey,is a singing fiddler with a particular love for
Cajun music and other Americana folk traditions. Based in Wellington, he is an importer ofItalian wine and part of the T-Bone Trio.
Julie-Anne Genter MPgrew up in Los Angeles and studied at Berkeley, in Paris, and finally Auckland,becoming a consultant in transport economics and urban design. She entered Parliament in2011 as a Green Party MP.
Ibrahim Omer eft his homeland of Eritrea aged 19, and entered New Zealand in 2008 under itsannual refugee quota. He is studying political science and development studies at VictoriaUniversity,is an activist for the Living Wage movement, and a member organiser for the E Tu! Union.
Rev. Dr. Susan Jones is the minister at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington, and a spokesperson for the city’s gay community.
Poncho and friends –Latin rhythms