Together we are strong.

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'All One Under the Sun' is a remedy to racism campaign for the whole community, driven by young people and using the arts to promote inclusion, belonging, connection, education & empowerment.

We use arts-based messaging to build resilience in our community and stand against racism.

We believe each of us has a role to play in becoming allies to those experiencing racism, and in joining together to build a cohesive community where people from all backgrounds feel safe and able to thrive.

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“Racism is more than just words or actions. It also includes the invisible barriers, big and small, that can prevent people from doing as well in life as others simply because of their cultural background.”

Australian Human Rights Commission

All One Under the Sun

Songs, Film Clips, Documentary, Mural, Theatre Shows, Training Programs & Flash dances

The project's official launch was in April 2022, with the release of an original song and a film clip and documentary.

In May 2022 we collaborated with schools to create a theatre show 'Stand Up Stand By' to explore the role of the bystander in racist incidents. We performed this at the Coffs Harbour Conservatorium, Jetty Theatre and Riverside Theatre in Parramatta.

We also worked with a number of local schools on a Hip hop music project ‘Change the Story’ to develop cultural awareness and understanding between young people from different cultural backgrounds.

In June 2023 celebrated the 'All One Under the Sun' Festival at the Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens.

We've also trained & performed a Flash Dance at the Coffs Coast Sunday markets.

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"Under the Sun we’re all the same here.
We are all shining stars.
The colour of my skin does not define me.
Let’s change the world and make it a better place."

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Our Programs

Our programs are run within schools & the local community to promote social inclusion, connection, belonging and education & empowerment.

Rataj Abdullah and Nada Ali standing on a stage back to back and filmed by Bathtime Productions
YAC Short Film Project

Youth Action Collective - Short Film Project works with young people across the Coffs Coast. We are developing a number of short films to show how our words can affect others.

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Group of young people having performed a flash mob dance at Harbourside markets at the Jetty
Flash Dance Mob

We created a flash mob which performed in Coffs Harbour at the Sunday Jetty Markets in late May 2023 to create awareness for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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Group of young people on the stage at the Coffs Harbour Jetty Theatre with a yellow light behind them
Stand Up Stand By Theatre Show

An original theatre show exploring racism and the role of the bystander, weaving real life scenarios with poetry, hip hop, film and dance. Stand Up Stand By has been created by young people from Orara High school as part of the All One Under the Sun program to address racism in schools and the broader community of Coffs Harbour.

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Change the Story

Change the Story is a Hip Hop and cultural awareness project promoting cross cultural connection, belonging, inclusion, education and empowerment of young people.

Our pilot program worked with First Nations and Ezidi young people from both Coffs Harbour and Orara Highschools. Both groups have created and recorded original songs and film clips in collaboration with professional artists.

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All One Under the Sun song & film clip was developed to launch our project AOUTS on the Coffs Coast.
Songwriting Collective

The songwriting collective is made up of young people from different ages and cultural backgrounds, who participated in songwriting and recording intensives with Grow The Music.

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Group of people who are a part of the Youth Action Collective sitting out under the trees
Youth Action Collective

In 2021 we invited all local high schools in the Coffs Harbour LGA to nominate young people to attend a youth training day at the Botanic Gardens and be part of the Youth Action Collective. The day included an introduction to Gumbaynggirr culture, a First Nations perspective on racism, and anti-racism training presented by the Challenging Racism Project.

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All One Under the Sun Festival

19 June 2022 (9:30am - 2:30pm)

The festival was presented by Coffs Harbour City Council in collaboration with the All one Under the Sun project and consortium, and took place at the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden in Coffs Harbour. It was a whole-of-community celebration of cross-cultural Coffs Harbour, with live music, dance, workshops, installations and cultural food.

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All One Under The Sun is supported by a consortium of local organisations

led by STARTTS, which includes Blue Sky Community Services, Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Lands Council, headspace Coffs Harbour and Coffs Harbour City Council. Funding has been provided by the NSW Government through Multicultural NSW.

We’re a multi-disciplinary team of  people from local community organisations.

We collaborate with local arts and cultural workers and organisations to deliver our programs and realise the creative vision.