Taking action on Cultural Safety

The RITP’s Ruth De Souza and Robyn Higgins’ chapter on Taking Action for Cultural Safety has been republished in Spotlight, the latest Arts Wellbeing Collective magazine.

Catalysed by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the increased burden of COVID-19 on minority ethnic communities, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour worldwide are calling for justice and equity.

It’s a dangerous time, in which some of us are more vulnerable than others. Listening to the voices of the vulnerable is an act that’s devastatingly overdue. It is crucial for the arts community to reflect on how it can mobilise in such a precarious time.

Cultural safety is an approach we can use to look at how our behaviours, opinions and actions can negatively affect the cultural identity and wellbeing of the people we work with.

Individuals and organisations can use the idea to reflect on their work and positively address imbalances of power through building equal partnerships.

Check it out on the Arts Centre Melbourne website.