June 4, 2020

Enough is Enough: The Guild Stands Against Racism

Meizhu Chen Meizhu Chen

Content warning: Racism
In light of the increasing incidents of racism over the past few months, we would like to reassure you that the Ethnocultural Collective and UWA Student Guild has and always will stand against racism under all circumstances, and that we do not tolerate any forms of racism. We stand with the CaLD and First Nations community at all times, and condemn all attempts to spread hate and harmfulness in our community.

If you believe you are being racially discriminated, or encounter someone else being racially discriminated – don't wait, say something, and reach out for help as soon as you need. Below are some services available:

- Guild Student Assist: [email protected]; or call 08 6488 2292
- UWA Medical Centre: 6488 2118; or visit https://www.uwa.edu.au/students/need-help/medical-centre
- UWA Counselling and Psychology Services: 6488 2423
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
- Mental Health Emergency Services: 1300 555 788
- Yorgum Aboriginal Health Service: 9218 9477
- Aboriginal Legal Service: 1800 019 900; or visit https://www.als.org.au/
- 24/7 phone interpreting service: 131 450
- UWA Islamic Chaplain, Sheik Yahya Ibrahim: 9458 5206
- UWA Anglican Chaplain, Rev Michael Wood: 6488 4762
- To report a personal safety concern to UWA, fill out this form: http://www.security.uwa.edu.au/report/report-incidentconcern

We acknowledge any distress, emotional labour, anxiety and trauma that you may have been experiencing and we are always hear to listen and to advocate. You can chat with our 2020 Ethno co-convenors at [email protected] about your thoughts. In addition, our autonomous Facebook group is opening to everyone who identifies as culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CaLD): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2069902006389217/

Standing in solidarity,

Meizhu Chen & Saleem Al Odeh 
2020 Ethnocultural Collective Co-convenors

Artwork credit: Brandy Chieco (@brandychieco)