Challenge what you think you know about racism
The first mobile app of this kind is now available for download to challenge your understanding of racism. Start the journey today and see how far you can go.
- 7-day challenge to improve your understanding of racism
- Immerse yourself in a new environment and face daily scenarios
- Test your own limits and overcome your fears of speaking up
Get started! Download the free game now!
What is the Everyday Racism App?
A world-first mobile phone app, Everyday Racism is a game/education app, which challenges players to live a week in the life of an Aboriginal man, a Muslim woman, an Indian student or just yourself.
Available for the first time in Australia, Everyday Racism offers a journey to better understand racism by walking in the shoes of someone else for seven days.
It’s an immersive experience where over the course of one week, you’ll receive texts, tweets, images and videos that will challenge you and your assumptions. It will help you understand the importance of speaking up when you witness racism.
Seize this opportunity to experience what life can be like for ethnic and cultural minorities in Australia.
Who’s behind the Everyday Racism App?
All Together Now, the University of Western Sydney, Deakin University and Melbourne University are behind this project and the content of the everyday racism app has been developed thanks to their ground-breaking research in the field of racism and anti-racism. A group of 8 panelists from diverse ethnicities have been consulted to make sure the app would be based on real-life experiences of everyday racism.
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY
UWS is behind the Challenging Racism research project led by Pr Kevin Dunn.
Challenging Racism at UWS
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
The McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing works with communities to create the foundations for a healthy start to life and reduce race-based discrimination.
McCaughey VicHealth Centre
The Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University seeks to understand how citizens, political groups and corporations interact with each other.
Individuals who were involved
There are ten people who are part of the Reference group and each of them have brought key contributions in terms of real-life experience and advice for the development of the app.
- To create the character of Aisha, the muslim woman in the game, Zubeda Raihman, Mariam Veiszadeth and Aisha Jabeen were our references.
- Behind the character of Pat, the Aboriginal man, Blake Tatafu, Adam Hansen, Nat Heath and Peter Dawson spent time to share their experience.
- The character of Vihann is based on the stories shared by Rahul Dhawan, Mridula Amin, Tanvi Bedi
Get started! Download the free game now!
Get to know us : All Together Now
Help spread the word: Facebook and Twitter #everydayRacism
Ask somebody to take the 7-day challenge
Is there somebody you know who needs to take the challenge?
Perhaps they are a community or business leader who is influential and can set a good example by playing the game.
Or perhaps they are a frequent perpetrator of racism and need to experience what it’s like to be on the receiving end so they learn about the consequences of their actions.
There may even be a politician or celebrity who you think needs to take the challenge. At All Together Now, we’ve already invited Tony Abbott, Pauline Hanson and Eddie McGuire to play the app. We have set up a Change.org petition for each of them, to motivate them into action. Click on their name, follow the link and sign the petition!
Whoever they are, you can challenge somebody to take the 7-day #EverydayRacism challenge by using the twitter button below.
The impact of the Everyday Racism App
In the 9 months since the app launched, more than 24,000 people have downloaded it. Early results from the in-app survey reveal that after playing the game:
- 2 in 3 players feel their ability to recognise racism has improved
- 2 in 3 players feel that they have a better understanding of how racism affects people
- 4 in 5 people feel more confident in responding during a racist incident
The app has been awarded second place in the world for an Intercultural Innovation Award, sponsored by BMW Group and the United Nations Alliance Of Civilizations (UNAOC). This includes a cash prize plus mentoring to increase the reach and impact of the app.