Kassie Hartendorp spoke at the launch of new left think tank Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA). The launch took place in Wellington, New Zealand, on 1 September, during the Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change conference at Victoria University.
Kassie (Ngāti Raukawa) was born in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) and grew up in the Hutt and Whanganui. Her day job is as a youth worker, working with sexuality and gender diverse young people. She has been involved in a variety of political projects, and is passionate about decolonisation and anti-capitalism in the context of Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa.