Head to parkrun and support the Racism. It Stops with me campaign
  • Friday 06 May 2016
ImageThe community is invited to join one of five parkrun events across the Sunshine Coast to support a regional Racism. It Stops with Me campaign celebrating cultural diversity on Saturday, May 21.

On World Day for Cultural Diversity, Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer will pledge council’s support for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s national anti-racism campaign, Racism. It Stops With Me.

“The Sunshine Coast has a diverse and growing multicultural population with one in every five people born overseas,” Cr Dwyer said.

“We want to ensure that all Sunshine Coasters – no matter what their cultural background or circumstances – are treated with respect and are provided the opportunity to be their best.

“This event on the multicultural calendar, will see council partnering with parkrun to take a stand against racism in our community on May 21.”

Cr Dwyer said there were five parkrun locations including Brightwater, Golden Beach, Kawana, Nambour and Town of Seaside, which will see the community come together at 7am on May 21 to celebrate our diversity.

“I will be taking part in the Golden Beach event and encourage people to come along and join me in this important event,” Cr Dwyer said.

“The 2015 Sunshine Coast Social Strategy highlights the value of celebrating and building the region’s cultural communities and ensuring cultural development contributes to social wellbeing, place, and identity.

“Information is available that can help all community members understand what we can all do to foster a resilient, respectful community.”

For registrations and parkrun locations, visit www.parkrun.com.au. Also, you can visit council’s website and search ‘multicultural’ for details on the newly launched Sunshine Coast Multicultural Conversations program.