40 years ago, New Zealand shook! Protests against a rugby tour from apartheid South Africa brought together the voices of diverse people and groups who believed in equal rights of all.
Their words and chants and actions reverberated through our society, shaking loose old ideas and clearing the way for a spirit of unity and equity. The protestors of ‘81 showed the power of standing up for what is right — a power that’s ready to be claimed by a new generation.
Voices of ‘81 commemorates the 40-year anniversary with an event designed to host an audience of high school and University students, to hear some of the voices involved in the 1981 Springbok Tour – opening the discussion to a new generation.
The event identity draws on protest graphics of the era, whilst providing a contemporary framework that would speak to a new generation and help facilitate a new platform for discussion.