Breaking Barriers  was designed to further our endeavour to co-create the Museum as a safe space for the discussion of the sometimes difficult and multiple stories of racial and religious diversity in our community; through the lens of storytelling, and the arts, in ways that inspire people to unite in their difference according to the universal values of freedom, tolerance, respect and fairness. And their common humanity.

We believe in the power of the crowd and the power of collective impact, that amazing things happen when people stand up and try and change the world.  In this power lies the answer to the very brave reason the Museum was founded, to amplify and support efforts to create a cohesive society, free from discrimination and prejudice.

Eleanor Roosevelt once said:

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – the world of the individual person; the neighborhood; school or college; factory, farm, or office.  Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

On 28 and 29 July, UWA IQX became our small place for concerted citizen action.

Scroll through the Event Summary, our master pitches and lots of interesting content below!

If you would like to apply to become one of our Community Ambassadors and join us on our journey, please contact us to discuss.

 

Event Summary

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In Action

 

 

The pitches

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Our inspiration

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