We are excited to share that the Campaign Team is in the process of developing a suite of education resources for the 2023 referendum. You can expect to hear more from us in the months ahead as we prepare to launch the referendum resources.
Read on for information about the campaign, promotional offers and ways to get involved.
Free Racism. It Stops With Me Merchandise
Would you like access to FREE Racism. It Stops With Me sample poster packs? We are currently doing a free postal mail out to campaign supporters to thank you for your ongoing support. These posters are available for your next promotion, activity, or event.
A friendly reminder that we also have a discount code for up to $200 of FREE merchandise which includes: lanyards, stickers, badges, pens, clothing, coffee cups, and more.
To access your free sample poster packs or free merchandise discount code, simply send us an email at email@example.com, briefly outlining how you would like to use them to promote anti-racism or show your support for the campaign.
Supporter Spotlight in Focus: NSW Public Service Commission
In early April, the NSW Public Service Commission hosted a belonging and inclusion forum focusing on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The forum brought together representatives from the NSW Public Service to discuss approaches to anti-racism in the workplace, with a keynote address from Race Discrimination Commissioner, Chin Tan.
The Racism. It Stops With Me campaign is proud to have participated in the event and acknowledges the work of the NSW Public Service Commission in facilitating important conversations about anti-racism in the workplace.
Links to campaign resources are now included in the NSW Public Service Commission’s Belonging and Inclusion library, with public service agencies encouraged to pledge their support for the campaign.
More information on the forum and the NSW Public Service Commission’s support for the campaign is available here.
Are you working on a project or initiative to promote anti-racism in your workplace, community, or school? We’re keen to hear about it and share it with our network, and can provide you with support if you require that, too.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can best support you and your initiative, including promoting your work with our wider supporter network.
To find out more about our organisational supporter program or to sign up your organisation, visit the ‘Support the Campaign’ section of the campaign website.
Visit our Resource Hub
The Racism. It Stops With Me website is home to an interactive Resource Hub connecting supporters with organisations, resources and initiatives that can support deeper learning and action. Thanks to our supporters, the Hub provides access to over 200 external resources from a range of sectors. If you know of a resource that’s worth sharing, please email email@example.com.
Recent additions to the Resource Hub include:
Media Diversity Australia’s recent research publication on the online safety of journalists and media workers from diverse and minority backgrounds.
The fourth Islamophobia report in Australia published, by the Islamophobia register.
In the News
Last month, Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Chin Tan, penned an opinion article in the Guardian, to combat the argument that a voice would create inequality by inserting race into the constitution.
“The rights of Indigenous people – which Australia has long acknowledged in both domestic and international law – include the right to self-determination, to create representative structures and to self-govern, to participate in decisions that affect them, and to be free from any form of discrimination. The voice proposal is not just an outcome in itself but a tool for realising these rights and one that we all hope will help create better outcomes for First Nations people,” Commissioner Tan said.
Online racism & the referendum
Experiencing racism can be distressing and traumatic. As we head towards the referendum, we are witnessing a significant increase in racism perpetuated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, online, in the media, political commentary, and day to day conversations. We encourage our Racism. It Stops With Me supporters and allies to explore a suite of resources for First Nations digital wellbeing developed by the eSafety Commissioner.
For culturally safe First Nations crisis support, you can also give 13YARN a call on 13 92 76. They offer a free, confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What's next for the campaign?
We are excited to have kicked off 2023 with renewed funding for the national anti-racism strategy. This means there is a lot planned for the Racism. It Stops With Me campaign. The team is currently developing a range of activities and resources, as well as a renewed supporter engagement strategy. This includes:
Working with First Nations media organisations to develop educational resources regarding the 2023 referendum and proposed Voice to Parliament
New campaign content, including videos, web content, social media assets and more
Collaborating with a range of partners to develop free anti-racism resources for workplaces, schools and community settings
Developing new strategies for individual and collective action, including opportunities to bring thousands of campaign supporters together to work towards common goals
Until next time
Look after yourselves, your friends, your family, and your communities.
The Racism. It Stops With Me Campaign Team