Peer Advocacy Project

 

Want to get involved in creative advocacy & training for young people?

The Peer Advocacy Team actively reach out to and support young people who have been impacted by discrimination and racism.

We’re seeking people aged 18-25 who:

  • Have experienced discrimination or racial profiling
  • Are able to communicate well to groups of young people
  • Are willing to speak about your experiences and tell their own story
  • Are keen to discuss ways to end discrimination
  • Want to learn about our civil and legal rights when stopped by police
  • Are able to commit to helping with at least two community workshops as a peer advocate over the next 12 months

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As a team we will hold Know Your Rights workshops or forums  with young people from Indigenous and migrant backgrounds across Melbourne.  We’ll share stories and discuss ways to end racial profiling together.

For more information or to apply call:

Deng Maleek

Mobile: 0434 442 466

Office: 9376 4355

OR fill out this form below

The Peer Advocacy Team actively reach out to and support young people who have been impacted by discrimination and racial profiling.

Building upon a successful peer outreach and legal needs analysis conducted by Daniel Haile-Michael and Maki Issa in 2015, this project supports a team of young people take on leadership roles to educate their communities about police encounters and empower them to help end racial profiling.

The Team is made up of  8-12 emerging young leaders working alongside Deng Maleek and staff of the Police Accountability Project.

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This project has been proudly supported by:

The Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation, Pick My Project, and cohealth.  

It has previously been supported by The Funding Network, The Reichstein Foundation, The Gailey/Lazarus Charitable Foundation and the The Hantomeli Foundation, The 6A Foundation, The English Family Foundation,  The Hart Line Fund, The Assia Altman Fund, The Ronald and Mary Henderson Fund of the Australian Communities Foundation.

Developed to support communities and youth affected by racially discriminatory policing and to ensure the comprehensive and effective implementation of Victoria Police’s ‘Equality is not the Same’ report and the intentions behind the historic Haile-Michael v Konstantinidis Federal Court settlement, the project is approaching its final and most important phase.

The Peer Advocacy Team builds upon the previous two years of work, and help drives the ongoing work to end racial profiling.

 

Sadja Still