Message from the Mayor 15 September 2021

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Message from the Mayor 15 September 2021

Published 15 September 2021

Racism not welcome

Council recently resolved to support the Racism Not Welcome campaign, which seeks to acknowledge the existence of racism, encourage conversations about it, and demonstrate that there is no place for it in Australia. Thank you to Woollahra Councillor Luise Elsing for driving this initiative.

You may notice new ‘#RacismNotWelcome’ signs on a street near you. We are installing 12 across the Woollahra Municipality, one in each suburb and two additional signs in key locations.

We hope that these will help to promote change, in conjunction with additional work we are undertaking to tackle racism, including Racism – Bridging the difference in a pandemic world, an online panel discussion on 23 September hosted by Woollahra Libraries, where community and industry leaders will share insights from their work about how people can stand up to racism and prejudice.

We are also offering self-paced online Anti-Racism training developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission. There are limited places available – if you would like to participate, please register your interest by visiting Racism Not Welcome.

With Councillor Elsing and one of our new street signs

Book in for your vaccination

Thank you to everyone in the Woollahra LGA who has been vaccinated for COVID-19, or has booked in for their first and second jabs.

I am so pleased to see that vaccination rates for our area are amongst the highest in Sydney, but this is no time to get complacent. Vaccination helps keep us, our families and friends safe and healthy, and will allow businesses to open once again and restrictions to be eased.

To check your eligibility and book an appointment, please visit Vaccine Eligibility Checker.

Yom Kippur

To all of our friends in the local Jewish community, I wish you all the best for Yom Kippur, and an easy fast.

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