The launch of the human rights group coincided with the launch of the “Racism, it stops with me” campaign – initiated by the Australian Human Rights Commission. In memory of Auntie Pat Davis Hurst, Mr Chalmers made a presentation of the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me.’ ad featuring Adam Goodes during our NAIDOC Week celebrations of 2013. All students and staff were invited to participate in the formation of the new St. Clare’s Human Rights Group - and subsequently, the group was formed.
We focus on the implications of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the Australian Human Rights Commission and our personal interests - a dedicated group of individuals have turned out to our weekly meetings where we had developed three key focus areas: we meet every Friday at lunchtime in rm19. We have focused on;
1. Asylum Seekers/Refugees
2. Homophobic bullying
4. Women’s rights/ domestic violence
5. War crimes
6. Disability rights.
7. Regular Articles to Aurora.
We also developed the four pillars for our group: Compassion, Knowledge, Perspective and Diversity, through which we continue our fight for human rights.
Read a full overview of the St Clare's Taree Human Rights Group.