Tahir Nawaz said racism was stopping people from getting jobs they are qualified for. - Photo: RNZ / Michael Cropp
More than 100 people in Wellington shared stories, prayers and testimony about the damage racist views and actions have on their lives.
The protest, in Wellington's Civic Square, came just over two months after the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch.
The president of the International Muslim Association of New Zealand and Imam of Kilbirnie Mosque, Tahir Nawaz, said the daily prejudice of racism was stopping all people from living their best lives.
Mr Nawaz explained that racism was stopping people from getting jobs they were qualified for, which was bad for everyone.
The group wil marched through town to the Pukeahu National War Memorial.