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VTMH March Seminar 2024

Empowerment through community-led responses to racism


Wednesday, 20 March 2024


Online via Zoom
— details to be sent to registrants in advance


3.00pm - 4.00pm



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Prof. Tom Clark, Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (Victoria University)



In 2021, Victoria University (VU), Wyndham City Council (WCC) and Wyndham Community and Education Centre (Wyndham CEC) jointly launched a new local support network. This network was the first of its kind in Australia, set up in close collaboration with communities to offer alternative community-based reporting pathways and support services for people who have experienced racism. Since that time, numerous other agencies have partnered with VU to co-design similar community-led mechanisms for responding to racism on a municipal scale.

This presentation has two main aims. First, it explains the projects that we have contributed to, detailing the work accomplished by communities and the issues encountered there. Second, it offers a practical discussion about how similar anti-racism support networks and services can be developed and implemented, in close collaboration with local communities and other stakeholders, in municipalities across Victoria and beyond – led by municipal councils or other key local organisations.

About the speaker

Prof. Tom Clark

Tom Clark is a professor at Victoria University, Melbourne. He researches and teaches in public and political communication. He has collaborated with Mario Peucker at Victoria University and others to sustain the ‘Community-led Responses to Racism’ research program through numerous projects since its inception, always co-designed with community stakeholders.

VTMH seminars are open to individuals, from all disciplines and working in all sectors, who are based in Australia and interested in diversity and mental health.  

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