Since 2014 Reconciliation South Australia and ActNow Theatre have worked in partnership to deliver a programs and workshops that aim to provide a focus on addressing, preventing and building resilience against racism and explores the abilities of an individual to respond to racism on an interpersonal level.
The programs can take place in education centers, private, corporate and government entities as well as within the wider community.
The success and impact of these programs have been recognised on a national scale, receiving two consecutive finalist nominations for the Australian Rights Commission ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ Award in 2017 and 2018.
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Responding to Racism explores how racism affects people on a daily basis.
Featuring a culturally diverse cast, the performance provides the audience with strong role models and aims to help participants identify various forms of racism and provides prevention strategies
Responding to Racism is an award-winning interactive theatre performance developed by both Reconciliation South Australia and ActNow Theatre.
A twice finalist for the Human Rights Award Racism. It Stops With Me, this project led to a South Australian Governors Award for Multiculturalism in the Youth Organisation Category in 2015.
Racism in the Workplace supports workplaces to unlearn and relearn about race relations in South Australia and develop skills and aptitudes in being able to respond to instances, activities or environment of racism.
Reconciliation SA in partnership with ActNow Theatre have developed a unique nationally recognised program that can support employees in a safe environment that adds value to their professional and personal lived experiences.
‘Responding to Racism in the Workplace’ is a 6 hour program, split into 4 sections: Unlearn and Re-learn, Respond, Prevent, Pre and post support.
Like me, like you program is a primary school and early years focus. This program is aimed at young children and is tailored to meet the younger children’s understanding of racism.
In 2017, Reconciliation SA and ActNow Theatre successfully secured funding through Fund My Community resources from the then Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) to develop an education program targeted at younger students.
During 2018 a version for primary school students (years 1-5) was created and ActNow Theatre began delivering the fee-based one-hour performance to classes across the sector.
Generation of Change is an anti-racism program that was founded by Reconciliation South Australia and ActNow Theatre in 2014.
Reconciliation SA aims to promote reconciliation at a state level and believes this can be achieved through First Nation peoples and the wider community talking, walking, and working together to overcome division and inequality.
ActNow Theatre views its work as creating interactive dialogue with audiences; a “rehearsal for the real world”.
From these two philosophies Generation of Change was conceived and has brought together thousands of people to share stories, connect with each other, actively respond to instances of racism, and undertake planning activities to create improved cultural safety in their schools.
Community of Congress is an anti-racism program that is an adaption of the popular Generation of change program.
Community of Congress aims to promote reconciliation at a community level and believes this can be achieved by engaging the wider community.
Throughout the year, several community events are held within the Reconciliation SA office that community members can take part in.
These events are generally held throughout the week after business hour to ensure the are accessible for those with commitments throughout the day.
Generation of Change Summary
ActNow Theatre is a South Australian theatre company that tailors socially conscious performance projects. We work in conjunction with Reconciliation SA and professional artists to drive conversations around challenging and contemporary issues.
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