Online Panel Discussion

Whiteness in public media is a Zoom panel discussion with Althea Banda-Hansmann, Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer and Matt Ritani. This kōrero is a response to Ritani’s durational projection work Pākehā Pictures projected on the eastern window of the Artspace Aotearoa building on East Street. ‘Pākehā Pictures’ is a series of found images of Pākehā people. The images re-photographed and re-presented in ‘Pākehā Pictures’ are taken from public and popular media like magazines, television, and street advertising. Althea Banda-Hansmann (Cape Town, South Africa) and Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer (Seattle USA) work within anti-racism coaching, consulting, facilitation and spiritual formation. They offer international insights to the ‘Pākehā Pictures’ collection of images of Pākehā representations within popular media in the public realm.

The panel discussion will be conducted over Zoom. To join this zoom meeting click here.

Meeting ID: 890 9384 8723

Passcode: 060969


Althea Banda-Hansmann

Althea Banda-Hansmann is a coach, facilitator, consultant and spiritual director. She is the founder of Transforming Moments Consulting CC. Born and raised in the intensity of the Apartheid years in South Africa, Althea is passionate about leadership development, racial healing, diversity and spiritual formation. From 2006 - 2011, She facilitated industry black economic redress, diversity, inclusion, and human resource development initiatives in the petroleum sector across the seven oil majors: BP Southern Africa, Chevron, Engen Petroleum, PetroSA, Shell South Africa, and Total South Africa. Althea sees her role as offering ’midwifery’ for people and organizations to birth that which they most desire and that which is their purpose in the world. She possesses a toolset of effective approaches that enables her to flexibly support others as they work toward transformation, while enabling development of a next-generation of change-makers. Althea holds the hope that where we are able to do our racial healing work well in this generation, collectively we will leave behind a healthy foundation for healing the wound of racial trauma for the 9th generation, 225 years from now. Althea graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she majored in Psychology and Politics with a minor in German. Althea is a member of Coaches and Mentors for South Africa, the South African Thinking Environment Collegiate, Spiritual Directors International as well as a cohort member for the Theory of Spiritual Formation Program.

Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer

Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer (she/her) believes in bridging divisions and building for the better. With a B.A. in Communication focusing on Critical Identity Studies and an M.A. in Liberal Studies focusing on management, ethics, and social justice, Anna dreams about how communities within Academia, Activism, Religion, and Industry can share resources towards a vision of justice. Anna was National Program Coordinator for Holden Village retreat center, and founding Assistant Director of the St. Norbert College Cassandra Voss Center, centering transformative programming on race, class, gender, sexuality, and identity. Anna is a member of Proclaim, a cohort of over 400 LGBTQIA+ seminarians and ministers in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is the founder of Bridgebuilder Consulting, and has written for Teaching Tolerance (Southern Poverty Law Center), Ms. Magazine, Sojourners, and Parker Palmer’s Center for Courage & Renewal. Anna lives in Seattle, Washington, in the USA, and is a member of and webinar instructor for the Association for Experiential Education.

Matt Ritani

Matt Ritani (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Koata, Irish) is an artist and researcher living and working in Te Whanganui-a-tara. Ritani graduated with a Masters of Architecture (Professional) from Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, School of Architecture and Design in 2015. Recent projects include The Block (2020), Te Tuhi Billboards, If you have nothing nice to say (2019), Blue Oyster Art Project Space, and The House We Built (2018), play_station space. Recent texts include The Stone Sarjeant : Architecture, Materiality, and Colonisation in Pukenamu Queens Park Whanganui SAHANZ conference 2018.


  • Free


  • Thu 01 Oct


  • 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

Online Zoom event