the roundtable – 8 oct
week’s council meeting I was proud to be able to move a motion to support the
Racism It Stops with Me campaign.
Racism is insidious
in our society and we’ve seen casual racism emerge as on ongoing issue. The
Racism It Stops with Me campaign is a great way for Yarra Ranges Council to
show leadership on the issue and drive action at a local level.
There is no place for racism in our society and it has serious consequences for
individuals and local communities. It can affect people’s physical and mental
health. It can undermine their ability to work or study or participate in
community life. It can also increase social isolation when people try to avoid
the sites where racism does happen, like in public spaces.
Australian Human Rights Commission in encouraging oranisations and individuals to
participate in the campaign and you can find more info on the Racism It Stops
with Me here. I
encourage you to be part of the campaign too.
what your cultural background you should always feel safe and respected.
to report that council was unanimous in its support of the Racism It Stops with
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