National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Ms Hanya Stefaniuk
Manager, Multicultural Programs

Racism. No Way!

The Racism. No way! project aims to assist schools communities and education systems to recognise racism and address racism in the learning environment.

The Racism. No way! project is based on the premise that racism is a complex phenomenon that is manifested in many different ways and that anti-racism strategies will only be successful when there is greater understanding of Australia's history and its cultural and linguistic diversity. With this understanding must come acceptance of our shared responsibility to create a society free of racism and discrimination.

Schools play a vital role in preparing children and young people for responsible citizenship and effective participation in Australian society. They are uniquely placed to contribute to the development of a society free from racism.

This paper will outline details of the project, including the Racism. No way! website and provide participants with information of the range of practical anti-racism strategies developed for use in classrooms, whole school programs and by all members of the school community.

Hanya Stefaniuk, is the NSW respresentative on the national anti-racism in education taskforce. She has a very wide experience working in multicultural education and equity areas and immense commitment to anti-racism education. She currently holds the position of Manager, Multicultural Programs, NSW Departmetn of Education and Training. She is the recepient of many national awards inlcuding in 1999 the Multicultural Marketing Special Award for her work in developing culturally appropriate drug education strategies and the Public relations Institute of Australia 1998 Corporate Communicator of the Year Award.

Presentation Type
30 min paper

University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

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