On 23 March 2021, the City of Canterbury Bankstown endorsed the #RacismNotWelcome campaign. This campaign was developed by the Inner West Multicultural Network with objectives to create:
- A City where racism is not welcome;
- A place with strong social cohesion where racism is called out;
- A place where people feel a sense of belonging and are equal;
- A place where decision making is shared, and diversity is valued and celebrated; and
- A community united in standing against racism by embracing, engaging and participating in the campaign.
The campaign will be implemented in CBCity through banners. More broadly, it has been endorsed by the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly, which voted to unanimously support the campaign.
Declaration of Commitment
The strength and character of Canterbury-Bankstown lies in being a melting pot of cultures. Among our City’s population of 380,000 people are more than 170 different cultural backgrounds that speak more than 200 languages.
There is no place for racism in the community and we are making that very clear. Our community is one that celebrates the rich diversity and multiculturalism of our people. It’s a community where every citizen has the right to be who they are, speak their language, practice their faith and freely express themselves without any fear of discrimination.
Racism, whether systemic or personal, inflicts harm and limits opportunities for individuals and communities.
Wall of Pledges
Unite with us and take a stand against racism. Join the likes of Fatmata Parkinson and Vi Pham (pictured), who live in our City, and express your support for the #RacismNotWelcome campaign.
Tell us what you love about our multicultural community by leaving us a note on our Wall of Pledges below.
3 April, 2022
Let's also make a beautiful and peaceful community with love and care where race discrimination would not grow and foster anymore!
16 January, 2022
Deng Garang says:
i would like to participate in Autism Awareness
1 December, 2021
Barti Morgan says:
Our communities reflect the beauty of our gardens, full of different varieties and colours. It is our place for peace and joy and creation.
25 November, 2021
Racism, discrimination, vilification, segregation occurs mostly passively. Coming from a minority, I see it, hear it and feel it.Thinkb4uact
14 November, 2021
Migrating to Sydney in 2017, the community of Canterbury-Bankstown provides the sense of belongingness in Australia. Kudos to everyone.
25 October, 2021
"God has made of one blood all the nations of the earth."
7 October, 2021
Unity through diversity. We are one and we are many.
6 October, 2021
Let's celebrate our diversity, regardless of who we are. Be that change you want to see in the world "Mahatma Gandhi"
21 September, 2021
We are so fortunate to live in of the most culturally diverse communities in the world. This enriches all our lives everyday.
15 September, 2021
Eddie A says:
We are united in our humanity and beautiful in our diversity
15 September, 2021
We are a deeply diverse community, but it's in the harmonising of all those differences that truly sets us apart from any other collective.
13 September, 2021
The foods made from different cultures within the council are tasty and i'm constantly wanting to eat more of it, it's tasty!