Kia ora koutou,
My name is Sally O’Neill and I am co-chair of the Cultural Conversations Trust. I joined the Trust a year ago after being involved in one of Cultural Conversations events- Casual Conversations. This introduced me to the wonderful world of aroha, shared experience and unconditional acceptance that makes this community so special.
I am Matty Anderson and am very privileged to serve on The Cultural Conversations board. I am of Niuean and Pakeha descent, He/him CIS hetero. I have lived experience with addiction and some of the
unpleasant comorbidities that accompany it. Nowadays I find myself very busy and very happy. I have a mixed family and feel loved and safe.
Since the inaugural event in 2019 Cultural Conversations has gone from strength to strength, growing momentum and engagement. If you haven't already attended one of our events then I strongly encourage you to do so. Our program is diverse and there is truly something for everyone.
Ali was born in Iraq and works at NMIT as an IT tutor.
“I have always wanted to help build culturally diverse communities that empower people to share their talents and skills and offer a range of ideas and expertise, enabling those to learn from a more diverse collection of refugees and migrants living here in New Zealand.