When Habib came to Australia he experienced things no person should ever experience; racism and bullying. While he's the first to admit that he responded to it in a less than ideal way with violence and a bullying mentality of his own, thankfully this turned around and Habib became a leader of Multipride at his school.
Ask ten different people about their experiences of racism and you'll likely get ten different answers. But while racism can be pretty personal, it's also a community issue. So tackling racism at a community level is complex, but Multipride does it in its own unique way.
Multipride is all about young people from culturally diverse backgrounds taking the lead in shaping the school culture they want to be a part of.
Students know that if they're experiencing racism, or bullying of any kind, they've got someone they can go to, someone in a Multipride jumper. They've got a place they can go if they're committed to solving tensions with words, rather than acting out physically.
At the end of the day, it's just about being better. It's about leadership. It's about calling out discrimination.
But more than anything, it's about pride.