Rainbow Path’s panel is back on!

Register for this 15 July event

Rainbow Path logo of 6 silhouettes in Rainbow colours, the Proud Centre logo and the title of this event "So Far to Go: the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.

Rainbow Path’s Auckland Pride 2021 event is back on – and the timing is even better!

The night before our February Pride event, Auckland went into lockdown. It took a while to find a new time that worked for all our amazing speakers. Listen to our great panel and learn how you support current campaigns to end the detention of asylum seekers and ensure asylum seekers, refugees and migrants can change their name and gender marker on IDs too.

So Far To Go: The Rights of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
When: Monday 15 July, 7 – 9pm.
Where: Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland Central
Cost: FREE
Register: here
This venue has an accessible toilet and is wheelchair friendly.

Our expert panel includes:
* The Green Party’s Refugee Spokesperson, MP Golriz Ghahraman
* Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers
* The Asylum Seekers’ Support Trust
* Refugee lawyer Stewart Dalley
* A member of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.

“So far to go” depicts both the distance Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers have travelled to Aotearoa NZ and the huge gaps in our immigration laws and policies that leave refugees and asylum seekers isolated with inadequate support, sometimes held in detention. Find out more about the changes needed to fully respect the rights of all refugees and asylum seekers in Aotearoa NZ – including additional challenges faced by those who are members of our Rainbow communities.

COVID-19 has exposed the lack of support for asylum seekers and refugees in Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly those on temporary visas. It has also seen an increase in xenophobia and anti-immigration sentiments. How can Rainbow communities better support refugees and asylum seekers, including through advocating for changes to immigration policies?

So Far to Go panel postponed – stay in touch online for updates

Rainbow Path’s So Far to Go panel on refugees’ and asylum seekers’ rights was scheduled for tonight, Monday 15 February, as part of the Auckland Pride festival. We regret that it has had to be postponed because Auckland is in Alert level 3.

This panel is really important for us. So Rainbow Path will definitely still be holding the panel discussion – probably in March at the Ellen Melville Centre. It will be a great opportunity to find out more about the changes needed to fully respect the rights of all refugees and asylum seekers in Aotearoa NZ – including additional challenges faced by those who are members of our Rainbow communities.

Rainbow Path is really glad that we were still able to have our stall at the Big Gay Out yesterday. A huge thanks to Refugees as Survivors NZ for booking the space and sharing it with us. We were an awesome team together.

Rainbow Path reached out to our panel speakers last night and we hope to confirm a new date soon. We will also send everyone who registered for the panel discussion an email with the new event date.

Follow us on our Facebook page, as we will also post updates there. Please help us promote our website too, so it comes up in online searches when people are urgently looking for support.


Rainbow Path warmly invites you to our Auckland Pride panel: So Far To Go

We would love to see you at our Auckland Pride 2021 event: So Far To Go: The Rights of Asylum Seekers and Refugees.


When: Monday 15 February, 7 – 9pm.
Where: Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland Central
Cost: FREE
Register: click here
This venue has an accessible toilet and is wheelchair friendly.

“So far to go” depicts both the distance Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers have travelled to Aotearoa NZ and the huge gaps in our immigration laws and policies that leave refugees and asylum seekers isolated with inadequate support, sometimes held in detention. Our expert panel includes the Green Party’s Refugee Spokesperson, MP Golriz Ghahraman, Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers, refugee lawyers, and community advocates. Find out more about the changes needed to fully respect the rights of all refugees and asylum seekers in Aotearoa NZ – including additional challenges faced by those who are members of our Rainbow communities.

COVID-19 has exposed the lack of support for asylum seekers and refugees in Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly those on temporary visas. It has also seen an increase in xenophobia and anti-immigration sentiments. How can Rainbow communities better support refugees and asylum seekers, including through advocating for changes to immigration policies?