By JAMILA RIZVI
Welcome to Open Post. This is a weekly Mamamia tradition where we put up a post that’s not really about anything in particular. I promise it’s not just because I’m a lazy editor either.
The purpose of Open Post is for our wonderful community to be able to come together to share experiences, ask for advice, lend our support and generally talk about whatever the hell we like.
So let’s get started, shall we?
On my mind this week is a wonderful organisation called Welcome to Australia and their annual Walk Together event, which is happening right across the country this weekend. Walk Together happens on the Saturday of Refugee Week each year and is a chance for Australians to come together and show the world that we are a country which does not just tolerate cultural diversity but celebrates it.
When it comes to racism in our community and the treatment of people who come to this country seeking our protection – the last few months haven’t been Australia’s finest. From multiple incidents on public buses, to the excision of the Australian mainland from our migration zone, to the offensive comments made about Indigenous footballer Adam Goodes, I am really anxious to have the opportunity to do something positive in this area.