In light of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police – plus countless crimes like it – the Black Lives Matter movement has swept across the globe. And while protests and riots in America still continue in some cities, other countries have gone quiet, but of course have not forgotten. Launching in Australia, and led by some of the countries biggest names in sport, entertainment, activism and more, the DoMore project urges us all to do more.
Featuring Ben Simmons, Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman among other notable names, DoMore is a call to action for all Australians to be allies – making the commitment to become more informed, more educated, more engaged in conversation and in turn, create positive change to challenge racism.
Acknowledging decades of enduring work and activism for Indigenous lives, the DoMore Project amplifies the present discussion around racism. By engaging with more BIPOC thinking and actively listening to fellow Australians, the project prompts us to share, amplify, challenge and DoMore to create tangible change and shape a better future for all.
“We can all make changes in our everyday lives – it’s about listening, understanding, doing your research and learning about others’ experiences. Putting that into action and doing more to stop racism is something all Australians can play a part in,” says Ben Simmons.
The DoMore Project website is a wealth of knowledge and resources as well as Australian-based campaigns, as well as interviews documenting life-experiences from Australians of all backgrounds. New interviews will be uploaded weekly and actively call for anti-racism.