Melbourne Jewish community shares in a special grant

August 22, 2018 by J-Wire
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The Andrews Labor Government has announced more than $50,000 for two community-led projects aimed at preventing and responding to racism and racial discrimination in Victoria.

Robin Scott

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott announced the projects today, which will be delivered by Jewish and Muslim community organisations to reduce Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.

The Islamic Council of Victoria will receive $26,000 for to establish a capture and reporting platform for incidents of Islamophobia.

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria, Benevolence Australia and the Australasian Union of Jewish Students will receive $28,600 to develop curriculum and workshops that help bystanders take a safe and active stance against incidents of anti-Semitism.

The projects are part of a $200,000 investment from the Labor Government towards projects to reduce Islamophobia and anti-Semitism across Victoria.

They are part of the Labor Government’s Anti-Racism Action Plan – a key commitment of the Multicultural Policy Statement, Victorian. And Proud of it – which aims to drive change throughout the state by working directly with communities and across sectors.

Robin Scott said: “We’re proud to support these community organisations to prevent and respond to racism and discrimination.”

We are helping diverse communities combat racism and race-based discrimination – so every Victorian,regardless of their background or faith, can contribute and belong.”

J-Wire asked \The Jewish Community Council of Victoria for a comment.

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