#DoMore is a call to action for Australians wanting to be more informed, more educated, and more engaged in challenging racism. The #DoMore Project will use the stories of Australians of all backgrounds to challenge existing beliefs and raise awareness of the impact of racism. By understanding how we can all do more, we’ll help create an equal future for all Australians.Share this video
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Ben Simmons sits down with Linda Marigliano to discuss #DoMore. Talking about his upbringing in Australia and why now is the time to do more to dismantle racism, Ben outlines his hopes for a more equal future.Share
A thoughtful conversation with Miranda Tapsell on identity, racism and the arts. Speaking with Linda Marigliano, Tapsell speaks to personal experiences of racism and the nuance and understanding required to represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories with authenticity.Share
Athlete and brand ambassador Nana Owusu-Afriyie brings her youthful take to this conversation on subtle racism, growing up with dark skin and the beauty industry. Talking with Linda Marigliano, Nana speaks candidly about the self doubt that comes with experiencing micro-aggressions and how #BlackLivesMatter has helped her find her own confidence to challenge subtle racism.Share
Through talking about his upbringing on the North Shore of Sydney and his life playing football, Bruce Djite outlines migrant experiences of striving for success in a new country and the power of the world game to create safe spaces for migrant communities. In conversation with Linda Marigliano, Bruce also illuminates the benefits of doing more to eradicate racism, for Australian society as a whole.Share
DJ (Soju-Gang), designer and activist Sky Thomas speaks with Linda Marigliano about the many faces of racism she has experienced in her life, from the verbally abusive to the privilege she feels she experiences as a lighter skin woman of colour. Sky speaks to the role of allies in combating racism and the importance of tuning in to different and diverse BIPOC voices.Share
After kicking off the #DoMore project interview series, radio announcer, musician and pop culture queen Linda Marigliano sits down with Shelley Ware to talk racism, identity and doing more. Speaking to her experiences growing up as an Italian-Chinese-Australian, Linda identifies the angst that can come with being a mixed race pre-teen. ShareShare
Morgan Mitchell speaks to #DoMore project about her experiences with racism and her life as a young woman of colour. Exploring topics like colourism to wanting a more nuanced education system, Morgan is a clear and passionate youth voice speaking out about racism in Australia. The sprinter and Brand ambassador speaks with Shelley Ware about what she wants to see from a more progressive and inclusive Australia.Share
Ben unpacks racism, his own experiences and his hope for a more cohesive Australia. In a warm and honest conversation with Shelley Ware Ben discusses the layers in which racism operates. He makes clear the importance of representation and the reality that we all carry racism with us - a reality we need to come to terms with. Ben’s voice on racism is clear.Share
AFL Superstar Nic Natanui is a calming and significant voice when it comes to racism, diversity and representation in Sport. Nic Nat speaks to #DoMore on the experience of being Fijian - Australian and growing up searching for role models he could relate to.Share
To say Shelley Ware is a powerhouse is an understatement. She is an educator, a media star, a community leader and a storyteller. After interviewing prominent Australians for #DoMore, Shelley takes centre stage to talk about her own story as an Aboriginal woman who grew up to be a darling of AFL Media and a vehicle for change in the broader community.Share
Sabrina Frederick is a force of nature that has come to the fore through AFLW. A self proclaimed proud Black, Queer woman Sabrina not only uses these labels as descriptors but as signposts of her sense of self, through which she derives strength. In this conversation with DoMore project, Sabrina’s desire to represent women, women of colour and Queer women in mainstream Australia is at the core of who she is.Share
Bachar Houli is the first devout Muslim to play the game of AFL. In this conversation with #DoMore project, Bachar speaks about his religion, Islam, being the number one driving force as both an athlete and a community leader.Share
Peter Bol is a name that everyone in Australia now knows. Breaking his own Australian record in the 800m, he also ran an inspiring race in the Tokyo Olympic final that united a nation. Peter speaks about his experience travelling the world as an athlete with the belief that we can all find connection and understanding as humans.Share
There are many ways to learn. #DoMore will continually collect and share resources to ignite and inform conversation with your friends, family, schools and workplaces. Here are some to get started.
Australia is a multicultural society. From the diversity within First Nations countries and language groups to the diversity of our migrant communities, we all benefit from knowing more about the histories, cultures and experiences that make up modern Australia.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Australia's only national institution focused exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.
A collection of original and curated learning articles on culture, history and reconciliation
The Cutural Atlas is an educational resource providing comprehensive information on the cultural background of Australia’s migrant populations.
Uluru Statement from the heart
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation from First Nations to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.
On experiences of unconscious bias and understand what allyship and antiracism look like.
All of us can make changes in our everyday lives to #DoMore, individually and by supporting the work being done. Here are some ways to get started.
DoMore to interrupt racism
A few things to know about changing the casual racism mindset that is often normalised in Australia
Let's talk about race
A guide on how to conduct a conversation about racism
Raise the Age - Petition
Across Australia, children as young a 10 can be arrested by police, charged with an offence, hauled before a court and locked away in youth prisons. Governments can change this by raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years.
The Refugee Council of Australia
Help foster a more welcoming and inclusive Australia towards refugees and people seeking asylum. Add your name to the #YearofWelcome cause and you will be sent you one action each month. The actions will be simple, locally-focused actions. The Refugee Council of Australia is declaring 2020, the #YearOfWelcome.
The National Justice Project
The National Justice Project is a civil rights organisation dedicated to tackling systemic injustice and racism within government institutions.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. The history,
culture, diversity and values of all Indigenous people are recognised and respected.
We acknowledge that sovereignty [of this land] was never ceded. We acknowledge that Indigenous people have experienced social injustice and racism since the commencement of colonisation. Given this, any work to eradicate racism in Australia must address this.
We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present. We are committed to working with and standing alongside, their communities.