Thank you for pledging to take a stand against racism.
Standing up to racism is simple, but it takes courage. Below are some links to resources that can equip you with facts and tools that can help all of us identify and call out racism in our daily lives.
Please know that if you do not feel safe or confident calling out racism directly, there are many other ways you can help discourage racist behaviour.
Tools and information for identifying racist behaviour
Race Discrimination Fact Sheet, from the Queensland Human Rights Commission
Vilification Fact Sheet, from the Queensland Human Rights Commission
What is Racism? Video and and other Frequently Asked Questions from the Australian Human Rights Commission
Unite Against Racism Call to Action Toolkit. Developed in 2020 by the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs (Queensland). This toolkit contains key messages, links and hashtags as well as ready-made assets for use in print, digital and social media channels to encourage ‘a call to action’ to all Queenslanders to stand together and reinforce Queensland as a diverse, harmonious and inclusive place to live.
Bystander intervention: tips for what to do if you witness discrimination, hate speech or vilification
Bystander Intervention Fact Sheet, from the Queensland Human Rights Commission
Bystander Action Video, via the Australian Human Rights Commission 'Racism. It Stops With Me' project
Read this Canadian case study from the Anglican Church of how racism during COVID-19 is escalating and advice to citizens on how they can respond.