26 September 2023

Agency champions also community champs

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Anti-Discrimination NSW (ADNSW) is continuing its ‘A Day in the Life of’ profile series this year, highlighting the work its Officers do to eliminate discrimination in the State.

Kicking off its first A Day in the Life of profile for the year, the Agency spoke with Assistant Community Engagement Officer, Claire Williams, who currently looks after ADNSW’s youth portfolio and expects to take on the LGBTIQ+ portfolio soon.

“I have a passion for community engagement and justice,” Ms Williams (pictured) said.

“Diverse communities often lack support and are not provided with appropriate information,” she said.

“This has motivated me in my work, to make a positive impact on people’s lives by providing information and referrals to services.”

Ms Williams, who has been working at ADNSW for 16 years, said she consulted and collaborated with organisations and individuals to ensure the Agency’s community engagement programs were aligned to resolve key issues and concerns.

“I have facilitated many community information sessions with organisations and community groups about people’s rights and responsibilities under the Anti-Discrimination Act as well as participated in many fabulous community events from Fair Day to International Day of People with Disability, Carers Week and Harmony Day over the years,” she said.

“I work in a great team and wonderful organisation.”

The ADNSW Officer said the thing she liked most about her work was the community, that it was a privilege to work with people and talk to them about ADNSW services.

“I love the lightbulb moments and relief community members experience during an information session when they learn about how they can easily use our free services, including our enquiry line and conciliation services, and can make a complaint in their own language,” Ms Williams said.

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