Tasmanian Students Against Racism is a group of students who came to Australia as refugees and migrants from a diversity of countries and personal circumstances. In collaboration with TasTafe and A Fairer World they share their stories through the Living in Between Program, to create a better understanding about why asylum seekers, refugees and migrants settle in Tasmania and how it feels to live in a new country.
The Living in Between Program is available as either multiple visits for schools or a one-off workshop for workplaces and events. The Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services through the Diversity and Social Cohesion Program.
The group started as a grassroots movement and has grown into a productive and effective education and advocacy group that has involved more than 220 young presenters and 10,000 participants. The Students Against Racism workshop has now been included in University and TasTAFE courses in Tasmania and has recently been piloted as part of the Tasmania Police Recruit Training course.
In December 2015, they were announced as the winners of the Racism. It Stops With Me Award 2015 at the Human Rights Awards in Sydney.
Image credit: Students Against Racism Hobart