Humanity Always

“Humanity Always” is a universal and heartfelt message that will probably always be pertinent. In 2020, however, after the summer bushfire season and the challenges brought by Covid-19, the message could not be more relevant. In November 2020, the words “Humanity Always” were installed above the entrance to Mental.

BACKGROUND STORY FROM JESSICA: I travelled to Perth in the early 2000s when I was working for Oxfam Australia. I had some spare time before a work meeting, so I took myself on a meandering walk until I eventually found myself in among an anti-war protest. It wasn’t a huge gathering, but I noticed an older gentleman and his wife standing away from the crowd in a marbled sheltered area. The gentleman was wearing a homemade ‘bib’ bearing the words “humanity always”, and I was really struck by this.