United to end racism

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Waverley Council is committed to building a welcoming, cohesive and resilient community where people of all cultural backgrounds can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life.

In 2021, as part of the development of Waverley Council’s Cultural Diversity Strategy, community members asked Council to take a strong stance against racism and discrimination, and ensure that community members feel safe and supported.

In 2022, Council launched the local campaign, United to End Racism

  • raise awareness about all forms of racism and its impact
  • create opportunities for meaningful conversations
  • empower everyone to take simple steps to help end racism.

The campaign includes feedback and ideas from Council’s Multicultural Advisory Committee. It features landmarks, such as footpath decals, banners, and posters in highly visited areas, an art competition, and a series of community events to be held between May and October 2022. As a ‘living’ campaign, it is intended to generate community dialogue and might include additional features.