Coming from our blog last year about “10 signs you might be a casual racist” we have designed some easy to use step-by-step infographics you can use and share around. Here is part 1 of the new visual series:
Episode #1: “I’m not racist, but…”
You may remember that last August, All Together Now’s Everyday Racism app won an Intercultural Innovation Award. Part of the prize includes attendance at capacity building workshops to build our organisation’s sustainability.
So, last week I flew to South Carolina in North America as a guest of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group tolearn more about fundraising, leadership and interpersonal excellence. I had the chance to practice pitching All Together Now’s work to several philanthropists and gain some useful insights into how we could improve our strategy and communications.
I am extremely grateful to both UNAOC and BMW for their support, encouragement, and connections, enabling us to improve our work in Australia.
As a result of this prize, All Together Now is able to expand on what it learned from building the Everyday Racism app. Our team is now creating an educational iPad app for 8-10 year olds to teach them about racial bias. This app is expected to be launched in mid-2016. We are currently working very closely with some academics in both Australia and the USA to ensure this app will be evidence-based and independently evaluated.
Last week I was in Bali at the invitation of the UNAOC (United Nations Alliance of Civilizations) and the BMW Group. The annual Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between these two organisations that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.
All Together Now’s mobile phone app Everyday Racism won second prize at the Award ceremony. This is quite an amazing achievement given that over 600 projects from all around the world were nominated. It is such an exciting moment for all of us at All Together Now!
Video provided courtesy of BMW Group. Video produced by TVT Creative Media.
While in Bali I was fortunate to spend time with all of the finalists and hear about their inspirational projects that collectively spans all continents. Our neighbour finalist from the Asia-Pacific region is Manav Seva Sansthan “SEVA”. This project is working along the Indo-Nepal cross border transit points to facilitate safe and informed migration among the vulnerable Nepalese migrants and combat human trafficking under the shadow of migration. Such an inspiring story!
Photo provided courtesy BMW Group. Photographer: Leonard Adam Photography. Yes, that is Ban Ki-Moon in the centre!
The success of the Everyday Racism app would not have been possible without the following people and organisations. Props to all of you!