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Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania

Sympathy for homeless people can be lacking in our society. Listening to stories and understanding how some in our communities end up with extreme social disadvantage is important for helping shape a fairer society.

The Guardian
The Museum of Homelessness worked with neuroscientist Dr Lasana Harris and several participants who have experienced homelessness to understand what is termed 'the bystander effect', where people form a dehumanised perception of others through a lack of social engagement.

Director: Dorothy Allen-Pickard.
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2018 Round up Newsletter

In 2018, SARC has continued to be effective with our research-led advocacy on key social issues in Tasmania. Click HERE or image to read our round-up of SARC activity and progress in 2018.