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.
30 min paper