Everyday Racism Campaign

 
 

Key Message

Racial discrimination exists in Hong Kong more than we might realize in our everyday lives. While we are an international city, we still lack equal opportunities for everyone. All Hong Kong residents, no matter their backgrounds, contribute to build a better city.

What if Hong Kong was truly inclusive, with all identity groups equally represented and valued?  Let’s embrace everyone as HongKongers and stop racial discrimination! What's stopping us?

 

主旨

香港的種族歧視情況,在我們日常生活中,其實比想像中更嚴重。即使香港是一個國際城市,但所有人仍然缺少平等機會。而事實上,每位香港居民,無論他們出身為何,都同樣致力建設香港成為一個更美好的城市。

香港需要真正的包容,讓不同族群身份的人,都擁有平等的價值和代表性!讓我們擁抱每一位香港人,停止種族歧視!還有甚麼可以阻止我們呢?

 
 
 

Campaign Videos

 

Trailer

Imagine feeling excluded or treated differently day after day? Racial discrimination exists in Hong Kong more than we realize...

Lamia Sreya Rahman

Law Student
20 Years Old


Marissa Agarao Degito

Domestic Workers
37 Years Old

Micka Ella

Domestic Workers
36 Years Old


Payal Daswani

Teacher
21 Years Old

Pratiza Sapkota

Teacher
23 Years Old


Darius (Dzadu Agbeko)

Law Student
29 Years Old

Shabab Rhaman

Student
17 Years Old


 
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Background

The Everyday Racism Campaign is a participatory audiovisual storytelling project drawn from the lived experiences of  racial minority communities in Hong Kong.

The campaign includes seven short videos - each featuring the story of an ethnic minority man or woman having experienced everyday racism in Hong Kong  and a panel discussion as a wrap up.

The overall goal of the project is for affected communities to raise awareness in the local majority population about racial discrimination experienced by racial minorities.

The project was taken place in the context of the HKSAR Government appearing before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD) in August 2018.

The campaign is the result of the final project of the inaugural cohort of Resolve’s fellowship, which was focused on the theme of racial equality. The fellows were given technical and creative support by Rights Exposure, which was also producer of the videos.

 

The Impact

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The overall goal of the project is for affected communities to raise awareness in the local majority population about racial discrimination experienced by racial minorities.
 

From October 15 to November 6, 2018,
Resolve launched a social media campaign that garnered:

484K+

Social media reach 

265K+

Video views

2,000+

Shares

4,800+

Likes

 

Event Highlight

On November 6, Resolve organized a public event to screen selected videos and host a panel discussion to conclude the online launch of the campaign. The event was a chance to talk about solutions on how to combat racism and negative stereotyping from community, education, legal and media perspectives. It was an opportunity to take stock of the online conversation and draw conclusions and suggestions for how to move forward towards a more inclusive city.

On the panel were: Zoher Abdoolcarim (moderator), former Asia Editor, TIME International; George Chen, Head of Public Policy, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Mongolia, Facebook; Phyllis Cheung, Executive Director at Hong Kong Unison; Raymond Ho, Senior Equal Opportunities Officer of the Ethnic Minorities Unit, Equal Opportunities Commission; Hilda Poon, Honorary Secretary, Hong Kong Journalists Association; and Yasir Naveed, MBA Graduate, Engineer and Social Entrepreneur. The event had around 120 attendees.

 
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How You Can Get Involved

 
 

Share the videos

Share the stories of #EverydayRacism to amplify the voices of minorities for a more #inclusiveHK. You can engage in our online social media campaign by using these hashtags, resharing or telling your own story. Read how here in our social media toolkit.

Host the Screening

If you are interested to screen the videos at an event, at your school, office or in the community, get in touch with us at camille@resolvehk.org. The campaign can spark conversations on the prevalence and forms of everyday forms of discrimination.

 
 

Media Coverage

 
 

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