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Reconciliation SA has committed itself to improving race relations across all of its focus areas. One such program, "Generation of Change", which empowers students to challenge and prevent racism in the school community and that has been developed and delivered in partnership with ActNow Theatre for the last four years.

An now it is exciting to announce that we are a finalist in the Australian Human Rights Commission '2017 Racism. It Stops With Me' Award. We are among five deserving finalists for the 'Racism. It Stops With Me' category, including:

  • Clinton Pryor, whose trans-continental walk from Perth to Canberra created significant public interest in issues facing remote and regional communities and culminated in meetings with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
  • Sean Gordon, who has been recognised for his work empowering Aboriginal communities on the NSW Central Coast and throughout Australia.
  • The Cohealth Arts Generator Sisters and Brothers program which is tackling racism in Victoria with a school leadership and vocational program that encourages bystanders to take action when they witness racism, and that builds confidence and resilience.
  • The Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra and Why Documentaries who have produce of a series of documentaries that bring to life authentic stories of friendships between people of different backgrounds living in the Illawarra region.
Reconciliation SA and ActNow Theatre are proud to receive such a recognition from the Australian Human Rights Commission and to be named among such an inspiring list of people and organisations working on the front line of reconciliation.

The Australian Human Rights Commission will announce the winner of this award at its annual Human Rights Awards at the Westin Hotel in Sydney on 8 December 2017.

More information: http://hrawards.humanrights.gov.au