Communities Standing Up to Racism (CSUTR) is a project designed to apply a new whole-of-community approach to anti-racism, inclusive of First Nations and people from migrant or refugee backgrounds.

By whole-of-community we refer to engaging all levels of sectors, ensuring consistent messaging. CSUTR builds on the understanding that everyone, club officials, staff, coaches, referees, teachers, students, parents and young people, have a part to play in challenging racism in their communities.

This is a multi-site based project offering workshops and events for schools, sports clubs and community organisations.

This is a groundbreaking partnership between the Centre for Multicultural Youth, the Koorie Heritage Trust and the Immigration Museum.

Become a Youth Facilitator in 2022

We are currently looking for young people, aged 18 to 25, from a migrant or refugee background, to co-facilitate workshop sessions and focus groups, assist with the development of key messaging for an anti-racism media campaign, support the organisation of events and provide feedback and their experiences within the project.

To apply:

Applications close midnight, 16th January 2022.

Workshops

CMY will be offering free workshops to Morwell schools, sport clubs and the community around cultural awareness, allyship, upstander/bystander behaviour, how to have difficult conversations, anti-racism, identity and belonging. The goal is for young people and community members to lead initiatives developing meaningful, consistent and sustainable anti-racism messaging to their communities.

For schools

F school staff:

  • Workshop part 1 – Policies and Culturally Responsive Practices
  • Workshop part 2 – How to have conversations about racism

For students:

  • Workshop – Anti-racism and How to be an ally
  • Workshop – Culture Makers Lab
  • Workshop – Exploring Identity and Belonging
  • Excursion to the Immigration Museum including a free guided tour

For parents and the school community:

  • Presentation on how to have conversations with your family about racism

For sport clubs

For club committees, coaches, umpires and volunteers:

  • Workshop – Culture in your club

For players:

  • Workshop – Anti-racism and how to be an ally

For parents:

  • Presentation – How to have conversations with your family about racism

Other resources

Schools Standing up to Racism
A collaboration between the CMY and the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET), offering a range of resources to support schools to address racism and discrimination in their school environment.

Game Plan Resource Kit
The Game Plan Resource Kit provides information and ideas to support sports clubs to increase their cultural diversity– to attract and retain young people and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds as members, players, coaches, trainers and leaders.