All Together Now is proud to affirm its commitment to erasing racism on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
We’ve joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the Racism. It stops with me campaign, which is being led by the Australian Human Rights Commission. The campaign emphasises the importance of taking a stand against racism whenever it happens.
Our organisation has pledged to undertake activities that aim to prevent racism in support of the campaign.
To mark this important day we are also holding an event as part of our One Parramatta project to address racism in Western Sydney. Our ambassadors Kristy Best and Andy Minh Trieu will be MCing the event, and some of the people we met while filming will talk about why preventing racism is important.
Funny, provoking, positive … each episode shows a different angle of how racism is still happening in our society and how we can make a difference.
The International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1966, to coincide with the date in 1960 when police killed 69 people in Sharpeville, South Africa at a peaceful protest against apartheid laws.
We strongly encourage businesses and individuals to participate in this day by joining All Together Now in erasing racism and also by participating in the Racism: It Stops with Me campaign.