The annual Mapping Social Cohesion report was released today.
The research shows a very slight drop in the number of people who say they have been a victim of racial abuse in the past 12 months, remaining at around 14% (that’s 1 in 7 people).
It also shows that 44% of people think the level of racial prejudice in Australia is higher now than it was five years ago. All the more reason why All Together Now’s work is needed!
Earlier this week we gave a presentation at The Body Shop’s annual retail managers’ conference in Melbourne. There was so much enthusiasm and energy for All Together Now’s work, and indeed for all their charity partners.
We made this 40-second film for the managers to summarise our Give Racism The Finger work together earlier this year:
A summary of our Give Racism The Finger campaign with The Body Shop, May-June 2011.
Do you know someone who supports cultural diversity in the local community? Nominate them to be a People of Australia Ambassador:
As part of Australia’s new multicultural policy, the Prime Minister has announced the Australian Multicultural Council will appoint 40 People of Australia Ambassadors.
Ambassadors will champion inclusion and provide ‘grass roots’ input to the Australian Multicultural Council and to Government.
Like all not-for-profit organisations, we’re occasionally asked about how we put our mission into practice. Our mission states that:
We aim to eliminate racist behaviour in Australia through innovative, evidence-based and effective social marketing.
Specifically, people want to know about “social marketing”. We define social marketing as the application of commercial marketing principles, tools and technologies to achieve benefits for society.
“Racism online means that racism in classrooms, workplaces and communities moves from onto our screens into our pockets and handbags.”
— Outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, addressing the National Press Club yesterday. He said the number of complaints made to the Australian Human Rights Commission about online racism has doubled in the last couple of years.