Racism Not Welcome

The #RacismNotWelcome initiative was developed by the Inner West Multicultural Network in Sydney. It’s a community led, grassroots initiative to acknowledge the existence of racism.

It provides a safe platform for people to speak out and normalise conversations about racism.

In March 2022 Maribyrnong Council began installing signage proclaiming ‘Racism NOT Welcome’ – reinforcing a commitment to fostering and promoting a sense of belonging amongst our diverse community.

The majority of residents who responded to a survey in 2021, supported the message and also asked that it be translated into key community languages, which has been done.

While these signs are a tangible symbol demonstrating solidarity as a community, it is the actions we as a community take collectively – to champion the rights of cultural expression, maintain community languages, community organisations and global citizenry that will truly demonstrate meaningful cultural diversity.

More Info: Maribyrnong Council and Star Weekly News.

Racism Not Welcome Gallery

Acknowledgement of Country

JAM! meets and works in ‘Mirring-gnay-bir-nong’ (Maribyrnong), which can translate as ‘I can hear a ringtail possum’, on the stolen lands of the Bunurong/Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge, recognise and respect their Ancestors, Elders and families as the traditional owners of this land who have never ceded sovereignty.

Warning – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

Support – If you require support, please contact 13 9276 (YARN) or The Healing Foundation.

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