There’s a video doing the rounds today featuring some of Australia’s most prominent athletes, artists and actors calling on every one of us to challenge racism and support First Nations people and people of colour.
It’s part of the #DoMore campaign and features personal messages from culturally diverse Australians including NBA star Ben Simmons, actors Miranda Tapsell and Margot Robbie, tennis star Nick Kyrgios, model Duckie Thot and many more.
“We can all make changes in our everyday lives – it’s about listening, understanding, doing your research and learning about others’ experiences,” Simmons says in the video.
“Putting that into action and doing more to stop racism is something all Australians can play a part in.”
So how do we #DoMore?
The video directs us to the DoMoreProject.com.au website which lists resources about challenging unconscious bias, understanding the multicultural makeup of Australia and engaging in action to “interrupt racism” by contributing to civil rights organisations tackling systemic injustice, signing petitions and supporting refugees.
“Everyone is starting to see the cracks in structures built across the world,” says Miranda Tapsell.
“There is a tipping point right now, in Australia and around the world,” continues Hugh Jackman.
According to the site, “The #DoMore Project will use the stories of Australians of all backgrounds to challenge existing beliefs and raise awareness of the impact of racism.”
New videos are expected to be uploaded regularly to share these stories and promote equality: