Thousands of students stand against discrimination

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Published August 30 2019

Thousands of Victorian students came together to form a human rainbow in support of inclusive and safe communities for Wear It Purple Day.

Captured from above by a Victorian Police helicopter, students from Coburg High, Brunswick South Primary and Pascoe Vale Girls College created largescale human art forms. The footage formed part of the Domino Effect, a short film that promotes active bystander actions to address bullying and discrimination of LGBTIQA+ people.

Choreographed by Merri Health’s community development officer Russ Pirie, the event was optional for students and part of an ongoing partnership with Victoria Police.

“To see so many students stand up for inclusive communities was incredible. It shows that students understand the need for safe spaces,” said Russ.

The event follows the completion of bystander training by students at participating schools, delivered by Merri Health.

Watch and share the Domino Effect today! 

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Wear It Purple Day is an annual celebration of LGBTIQA+ pride for young people.