Racism. It stops with me
In March 2014, Deakin University pledged its support for the Australian Human Rights Commission's 'Racism. It Stops with Me' campaign, a key initiative of the National Anti-Racism Strategy.
Racism. It Stops With Me is a campaign which invites all Australians to reflect on what they can do to counter racism wherever it happens.
Through this campaign Deakin aims to:
- ensure more people recognise that racism is unacceptable in our community
- give more people the tools and resources to take practical action against racism
- empower individuals and the organisation to prevent and respond effectively to racism.
Race discrimination has been against the law in Victoria for over 30 years under equal opportunity law because it is destructive, unfair and has high social and economic costs for all of us.
It is against the law to discriminate against a person because of their race, colour, nationality or national origin, ethnicity or ethnic origin, descent or ancestry. However, one in five Australians says they have experienced some form of racism.
Please pledge your support by including this banner in your email signature (right click on the image and select 'copy image', then paste it in your email signature editor in Outlook).
Further information about the campaign can be found at Racism. It Stops With Me
You might also be interested in the following Deakin University pages: