Forums explore barriers to reporting racism

Two forums exploring racial discrimination in Hume, based on the findings of a community survey, are being held this month.

The forums follow work carried out last year by Victoria University as part of the Understanding Reporting Barriers and Support Needs of People Experiencing Racism project.  

Led by Dr Mario Peucker, the project’s research focused on barriers to reporting racism and the consequences related to having limited access to support after experiences of racism. 

Hume residents were surveyed on topics including what discourages people from reporting and seeking support after experiencing racism, how the barriers can be reduced, and what support is needed.

These in-person sessions will unpack the research findings and attendees will have the opportunity to provide ideas on how to work together to foster community support and learn avenues for reporting racism or accessing support.

Session One: 

  • Thursday 9 May  
  • 6.30pm-8pm (dinner at 6pm)  
  • Homestead Community and Learning Centre – 30 Whiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park 

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Session Two: 

  • Thursday 16 May  
  • 11am-12.30pm (lunch at 12.30pm)  
  • Holy Child Primary School Hub, 227 Blair Street, Dallas 

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