Cultured Conversations invites exceptional leaders to discuss the big issues facing the cultural community of Aotearoa New Zealand today. 

In this episode of Cultured Conversations, we welcome Dr Ruth DeSouza. Dr Ruth DeSouza is a nurse, educator, facilitator, mentor, researcher, consultant and writer who migrated to Boon Wurrung country from Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has wide ranging expertise in cross-cultural engagement, having family origins in Goa, being born in Tanzania, and being raised in Kenya, The Kingdom of Tonga and Aotearoa New Zealand. Ruth’s work is concerned with equity, justice and cultural safety in both health and creative arts settings. Ruth has recorded and produced four series of her podcast Birthing and Justice which centers the experiences of First Nations and Diasporic communities in a conversation on cultural safety in birthing.

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