Legendary Boxer David Tua to Inspire Hundreds of Pacific Men

Legendary Boxer David Tua to
Inspire

Hundreds of Pacific Men to Change
Lives

Boxing legend David Tua will inspire
hundreds of Pacific men with his personal story of anger,
depression and suicidal thoughts at the historic
Gathering of the 3000 event.

Hundreds of Pacific
men will gather in Wellington later this month for an event
that will challenge Pacific men to address issues such as
family violence, health and financial capability.

As a
keynote speaker, Tua says it will be an opportunity for men
to “talk openly about the challenges they’ve faced and
really confront the issues affecting Pacific men and their
families”.

“These issues need to be talked about and
the negative statistics cannot become the norm. We are so
much more than what the statistics say about us, we are
intelligent, we are kind, we are loving,” says
Tua.

“I’ll be at the Gathering of the 3000 to express
the challenging times in my life and how I found a solution
to get out of those dark times,” says Tua.

Organisers
are looking to register over 3000 Pacific men and their
supporters nationally, to agree to a pledge of changing
their lives and positively influencing their families and
communities.

More than 1000 men are expected to attend the
2-day event on 30 June and 1 July at the Te Rauparaha Arena
in Porirua.

Other notable speakers include Hon Alfred
Ngaro, Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister for
Children), the Chief Executive of the Ministry for
Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki Gráinne Moss,
Labour’s MP for Mana Kris Faafoi and Human Rights
Commission Chief Commissioner David Rutherford.

The event,
which is being supported by Ministry of Social
Development’s Pasefika Proud programme and other sponsors,
will involve more than 30 speakers and workshop sessions
aimed at inspiring, equipping and connecting Pacific
men.

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