Final five announced for Racism. It Stops With Me award

04-Nov-2016 11:31 AM

Five finalists have been selected for the 2016 Racism. It Stops With Me award, to be presented on 9 December as part of the annual Human Rights Awards.

The Racism. It Stops With Me Award recognises the contribution of individuals and organisations to reducing and preventing racism in Australia. It was won last year by Tasmanian Students Against Racism, a grassroots education and advocacy group.

The finalists this year are the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (VIC), Welcome to Australia (SA), Beyond Blue (VIC), All Together Now (NSW), and Ms Fadzi Whande (WA).

The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) is the peak organisation of ethnic community broadcasters in Australia. It harnesses the expertise of more than 4000 volunteers from 125 cultural groups to broadcast over 2000 hours of programs each week, in English, Congolese, Punjabi, Farsi, Filipino and other languages.

Welcome to Australia is responsible for the Walk Together event, which brings together thousands of people from nearly 30 towns and cities to celebrate diversity and promote compassion and generosity. 

Beyond Blue’s Invisible Discriminator campaign successfully highlighted the impact of insidious, subtle racism and discrimination on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

In 2014, All Together Now launched the Everyday Racism mobile phone app, designed to build empathy with people who are the targets of racism. All Together Now then adapted this app for school students aged 8 to 10.  The new app is called Kids Together Now.

Ms Fadzi Whande campaigns against family violence in CALD communities in Western Australia, working with organisations such as UN Women, White Ribbon and the Humanitarian Group Community Legal Centre. She has implemented a training program called Courageous Conversations About Race to address systemic barriers and unconscious bias towards marginalised groups.

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Media contact: Dominic O’Grady (02) 9284 9861 or 0419 258 597

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