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Dinner Without Prejudice

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 6:30 PM (EST)
Palace Chinese Restaurant, 143-145 Castlereagh St, Sydney

You’re invited to join All Together Now at our first Dinner Without Prejudice fundraising event featuring great food for your mind and your belly.

Theme: “Being racist is not only about race”

Dinner prices include a 4-course meal including Peking Duck, Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crab, a range of Chinese stir fry with rice, and desert. Drinks are not included.

WIN: When you buy your ticket to this event you can also buy raffle ticket/s to enter the draw to win a great night out, consisting of:

  • a magnum of Moet & Chandon worth $200
  • a $150 restaurant voucher
  • a $100 Westpac cashcard

DINNER WITHOUT PREJUDICE IS a midweek small-group casual dining event in a local restaurant, organised by national not-for-profit organisation All Together Now. It provides an opportunity for great multicultural food for your mind and your belly. Join the Dinner Without Prejudice mailing list if you’d like an invitation to the next event.

Our 2011-2012 Annual Report

Please take a look at our Annual Report for the 2011-12 financial year.

Key achievements

  • Completed our Give Racism The Finger campaign by running a poster campaign in Melbourne, and evaluating the campaign.
  • Successfully applied for a Diversity and Social Cohesion grant to run the One Parramatta project currently underway. Episode 1 was filmed on 1 & 2 June 2012 with six more episodes due to be produced by May 2013.
  • Increased our supporter base and interaction on our social media pages across Facebook (up 24% yoy) and Twitter, further encouraging constructive discussions about racism.
  • Together with the NSW Reconciliation Council, ran the sellout event “I’m Not Racist, But…” in Sydney for the second year running.
  • Participated in the Australian Human Rights Commission’s consultation forming the basis for the government’s National
  • Anti-Racism Strategy, including speaking at an expert forum and making a submission.
  • Ran a forum for young people with The Street University about police engagement with youth in Liverpool, NSW.

We have also improved the way we work by undertaking the following operational activities:

  • Inducted our first Chairperson, Kylie O’Reilly, who has bought a business and media focus to the organisation.
  • Inducted our new Company Secretary, Sarah Thompson, who has bought a compliance and financial focus to the organisation.
  • Engaged a professional book-keeper and an auditor to ensure our financial accounting, projections and reporting is accurate.
  • Established connections with key public servants to build good working relationships with the public sector.
  • Established internal policies and processes that ensure we are prioritising the right projects and undertaking them in the right way.

All Together Now is 2 years old

Today, All Together Now celebrates our second anniversary!

In the past two years, All Together Now has:

* Given Racism The Finger with over 50,000 people
* started our first government-funded anti-racism project One Parramatta
* got people talking constructively about racism
* built a strong team of Directors and regular volunteers
* built more support for anti-racism action in Australia through our numerous business partnerships

In the next two years, we plan to make this an even more impressive list of achievements. Please help us get there by donating now. Thanks to our in-kind supporters, All Together Now has minimal overheads so that your donation will go a long way to helping us promote the prevention of racism.

Photo credit: “Happy 2nd Birthday!” by David Tao / rubatos on Flickr.

Its GiveNow week

GiveNow Week takes place around Australia during December each year to focus attention on the many ways we can make a difference to the lives of others.

This week, please make a donation to All Together Now to help us continue to promote the prevention of racism. We are the only national not-for-profit working solely on addressing racism in Australia. As you’ll see from our recent Annual Report and Give Racism The Finger project report, our overheads are extremely low (1%) and our social impact is high. Every dollar you donate will make a difference.

The Body Shop conference

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.