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Anti-racism is more than ‘not being racist’. It is rooted in action and requires taking steps to eliminate racism at all levels, individual or interpersonal, institutional and systemic.

Anti-racism is challenging racism at all levels, from the unconscious bias that its build upon to the persistent power imbalances in decision making spaces. It must actively change the policies, behaviours, and beliefs that perpetuate racist ideas and actions.

'Saying “but I’m not racist” also allows people to avoid participating in anti-racism. It’s a way of saying “that’s not my problem” while failing to acknowledge that even people who are not racist still reap the benefits of a system that is biased against other people.'
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Upstander Framework

For responding to and preventing discrimination and racism

Welcoming Clubs, in partnership with Melbourne University and the STARS project delivers a 90min, Upstander Training Workshop designed specifically for community sports clubs.

All attendees will walk away knowing they can do something if they see, hear or hear of any incident of discrimination and racism. 

Clubs often express that they pass these concerns on to the administrators or governing bodies of their sport are  Are supported to implement reliable processes to ensure any concerns are addressed and aren’t reliant on governing bodies to 

About Welcoming

Welcoming Australia exists to cultivate a culture of welcome and create a future where people of all backgrounds have equal opportunity to belong contribute and thrive. 

Welcoming Clubs is an initiative of Welcoming Australia, proudly supported by the Scanlon Foundation. 

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Our work is conducted on the stolen lands and waters of First Nations representing hundreds of clans and language groups. We acknowledge that our lives have benefitted from theft and dispossession and that we have a responsibility to support the efforts of Indigenous peoples as they work towards self-determination, sovereignty and land back. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. 

Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.