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What is Intersectionality?

What is Intersectionality?   Intersectionality is beginning to make its way into mainstream conversation and understanding it can be a bit tricky if it is not explained properly. In 1989 Kimberly Crenshaw coined the phrase “Intersectionality” as a way to understand multiple oppressions and or discriminations and how they affect different people. Discrimination as we

1 Racism: the taboo topic oft misunderstood

The Sydney Morning Herald recently published an article about 7-Eleven workers of Indian descent continuing to being exploited, despite the outcry back when the exploitation was originally exposed in September 2015. These immigrant workers were being paid as little as $16 to $0.43 per hour, and well below the minimum rate. You have to congratulate

Who are the Russians in Australia?

Australia is a country where people from very different cultural, ethnic and national backgrounds live together, build a common future and improve their society. National coherence has become one of the key goals of multiculturalism in Australia.Given this environment, why is it that people from certain ethnic and cultural backgrounds are less represented in mass

Journalism and Response-ability

Journalism and Responsibility   On Monday 22nd of February, Paul Sheehan, an Australian reporter from the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) released a double page spread about an Australian woman named Louise. She claimed to have been brutally assaulted and raped by a group of men from a specific ethnic minority group. In the article the

Comedy Vs Racism

Based on the turnout at this week’s Comedy Vs Racism event in Sydney, All Together Now declares this event a success! Each of the comedians gave a 5-minute performance, and were then joined by the panelists in deconstructing humour, race, and racism. Some of the themes included the expectation that audiences have from comedians of colour,

Working With Diversity

Today All Together Now officially launches its new project, Working With Diversity. Working With Diversity shines a light on racism in Australian workplaces and works with businesses to eliminate racism so that employees can work in an environment safe from racial harassment and discrimination. This project started in early 2015 when several of our volunteers disclosed that