So you want to address racism within your school setting but you’re unsure where to begin? Here are some resources designed to support school leadership in setting off on a positive pathway.
Hear from students and young people with lived experience, and explore key terms and concepts.
Understanding your school, community and personal context is a key step in creating meaningful change.
Support primary and secondary students to express their views and be agents of change.
Family and Community Voice
Get your entire school community on board in addressing racism and discrimination.
About Schools Standing Up To Racism
Schools Standing Up to Racism is a collaboration between the Centre for Multicultural Youth (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.
Addressing racism and discrimination within schools and the broader community is challenging. Every school, every student, every staff member and every community is at a different stage of the journey, and has a unique context. Acknowledging this, the Schools Standing Up to Racism site provides a range of strategies, ideas and tools to reinforce your school’s response.
The resources within this site aim to support schools to create safe spaces in which to build the intercultural awareness and understanding required to overcome the barriers to proactively talking about, and addressing, racism and discrimination.
Schools Standing Up to Racism encourages a whole-of-school approach, which actively promotes, encourages and supports student voice in order to create meaningful and sustainable change. Our diversity is our strength, and every one of us can take action to create the cohesive community to which we all want to belong.
Watch young people’s stories below.
Community Reporting Tool
Have you been treated unfairly in Victoria? You can report it securely and confidentially to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. Submit your report via the Community Reporting Tool.