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Pledge to take a stand against racism during COVID-19

Read the full statement here.

When you pledge to take a stand against racism, Multicultural Australia will send you links to tools and resources that will help you stand up against racism strongly and safely. 

With news of racist commentary and attacks on our fellow Australians as a result of COVID-19, all of us can make a choice right now about how Coronavirus defines us.

When family homes become targets for racist graffiti and children feel afraid to sleep at night, how can any of us stand by?  We can do better than that.  We must do better.

The standard we walk past is the standard we accept. Whether the people committing acts of racism are motivated by fear or malice, they do not speak for us.

Let us show them that.  Let us take action. 

Calling out racist behaviour is simple, but it takes courage:

  • We can call out racist comments in our social groups and on social media. 
  • We can write to our political leaders and our newspapers and tell them we stand for unity and humanity. 
  • We can support our local Asian Australian businesses and neighbours and ask them how we can help.
  • And we can report incidents of racism to the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Queensland Human Rights Commission

We will get through Coronavirus together, if we make the right choice.  The courageous choice.  The choice is ours.

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Take a stand!

I pledge to take a stand against racism. I will take action in my daily life, wherever I feel confident and safe to do so, to ensure that no one is a victim of racism.
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Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.

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Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.