Mitzi was involved around 40 years ago in setting up the Auckland Committee On Racism & Discrimination (ACORD) and latterly held the position of Director of the Conference of Churches Programme on Racism.  She feels that at present the way she can be most helpful to AWEA is to share learning from her involvements in the anti-racism and Treaty movements, and to reflect on how this sharing keeps us grounded in what we are trying to achieve; and can help show progress and development and highlight small achievements.