To promote and celebrate the work that supporters undertake in the anti-racism space, each month we select an organisation as 'supporter of the month'. Selected organisations win a free merchandise pack!
If you want to be in with a chance to be named supporter of the month, tell us what you've been up to!
Ballarat City Football Club and Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council
Congratulations to Ballarat City Football Club and Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council for their fantastic work promoting Racism. It Stops with Me.
Ballarat City Mayor, Ballarat City Football Club and Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council held a ceremony announcing their commitment to the campaign, followed by a celebration barbecue with players and families. BRMC Chairperson, Constantine Osuchukwu:
“The Racism. It Stops with Me Campaign is a perfect fit for sport. It encourages team spirit and sportsmanship - everybody getting a fair go to participate and develop their talent, regardless of racial, religious or cultural background.
Why Ballarat? Ballarat’s diversity is increasing rapidly. We have a greater talent pool in many areas, including sport. Most people are positive about that and want to cultivate positive values and inclusion in the game, on the ground and across the community.”
Copyright Agency was named supporter of the month for April 2016. Copyright Agency staff celebrated Harmony Day by hosting a Racism. It Stops With Me morning tea. Staff members prepared foods from different countries, shared personal stories and made pledges to stand up against racism. The event also formed part of Copyright Agency’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) programme.
Well done Copyrights Agency for hosting a great event!
Equal Opportunity Commission (SA)
The Equal Opportunity Commission (SA) has been a supporter since August 2012, being one of the first organisations to sign up to the campaign. Since then, the Equal Opportunity Commission has worked tirelessly to promote the campaign in South Australia and was instrumental in facilitating the sign-up of the Government of South Australia in 2014.
This month, the Equal Opportunity Commission continued promoting the campaign in SA, arranging a Harmony Day event during which SA Parliamentarians pledged their individual support.
Great job, Equal Opportunity Commission (SA)!
Charles Sturt University
Congratulations to Charles Sturt University for being named supporter of the month in Feb 2016. CSU recently launched their support of the campaign at their Bathurst campus. As part of the launch, staff and students were asked to share their stories of racism to raise awareness of its impact, the university promoted the campaign message through a video featuring the Vice Chancellor, and staff and students made individual pledges of support. Great job, Charles Sturt Uni! We welcome you on board.
AFL Players Association and Sydney Roosters
In light of their great work challenging racism, two organisations were named supporter of the month in October 2015.
The AFL Players Association has taken action to show AFL supporters, players and the wider community that racism will not be tolerated on or off-field. Check out their new Racism. It Stops With Me video, which will be featured during the AFL finals.
The Sydney Roosters have been doing great work as part of Roosters Against Racism, which was launched in March 2014. The program aims to address racism and prejudice within the local community, using current and former Roosters players to deliver anti-racism presentations in local schools and sporting clubs. Three Roosters players have recently lent their voices to the campaign by featuring on campaign posters, which can be downloaded on our website.
Congratulations to GippSport for being selected as August’s supporter of the month!
GippSport, a regional sports assembly in the Gippsland region of Victoria, is in the process of finalising a Racism Action Plan. The plan includes numerous anti-racism actions, including promoting the campaign internally and to local sporting clubs and encouraging clubs to become supporters of Racism. It Stops With Me.
Ipswich City Council
It was great to see Ipswich City Council create their own personalised campaign resources. These bumper stickers and bags were handed out to members of the local community at a recent Welcome to Ipswich event, which included a welcome ceremony for new migrants and refugees and a family fun day for the whole community.