Shine a light on racism

Take personal responsibility and #DoTheWork to become actively anti-racist.

Racism hurts and it’s never okay. It has deep social, psychological and economic impacts - everyday! 

The Sunshine Coast community are being called to stand together to Shine a Light on Racism and take personal responsibility to #DoTheWork to become anti-racist.

What is racism?

The Australian Human Rights Commission explains racism, with the following:

"Racism is the process by which systems and policies, actions and attitudes create inequitable opportunities and outcomes for people based on race. Racism is more than just prejudice in thought or action. It occurs when this prejudice – whether individual or institutional – is accompanied by the power to discriminate against, oppress or limit the rights of others".

What does it mean to be anti-racist?

Anti-racist commit to #DoTheWork to reduce racism in our communities and within ourselves. 

Being ‘not racist’ is not doing anything. Being ‘anti-racist’ is doing the work and becoming an ally to someone who faces racism. Challenging our own biases and privilege and educating ourselves to become actively anti-racist.

How do I become an ally?

Amnesty International offer free guides on how to become an ally, and how to raise an anti-racism ally.

Australian Human Rights Commission also provide resources and tools to help you become a good ally.

Resources and tools to help you #DotheWork

There are many toolkits, fact sheets and other resources available to help individuals, schools and business understand and fight racism.

Search ‘racism’ on the following free streaming services and view documentaries, movies and programs to help you learn more.

Experienced or witnessed a racist incident

You can contact Queensland Human Rights Commission by filling out an online form, this can be done anonymously.