“I’ll Stand With You” - Human Equality Campaign

This event will see the launch the audio-visual film of Vicsport's campaign “I’ll Stand With You”.

This campaign is based on the stance of Victorian Athletics and Human Rights Champion, the late Peter Norman.

Peter Norman won an Olympic Silver medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympics in the 200m, and 50 years later in 2018 his Australian and Oceania record still stands. Peter became internationally known for his support for USA Track athletes, John Carlos and Tommie Smith when they made their famous black gloved and raised-fist salute at the 1968 Olympics medal ceremony.

This image of all three men on the podium is globally famous and without a doubt, recognised as one of the 20th century’s most famous and striking sporting images. Melbourne born Australian Olympian, Peter Norman stood alongside in solidarity with Carlos and Smith in support and wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge.

The audio-visual film of our campaign I’ll Stand With You will:

  • Re-tell the story of how Peter Norman took a stance for human rights and equality
  • Promote inclusivity in sport and inspirationally showcase that we are all members of the ‘Human Race’
  • Demonstrate that racism has no place in sport
  • Promote equality for all, which remains a priority in Victorian sport.

Event Aim

The aim of this event is for Vicsport to to educate and break down the barriers of racial discrimination among sports fans, players, coaches and the wider sporting community.

Launch Date:

This event has been scheduled for 16th October, the very same day this historical event took place 50 years ago.
Please be advised that this date is pending confirmation and is not definite at this stage.

Additional details regarding the location and time of the event will follow closer to the date.

Any questions?

If you have any questions or you would like to be involved in the event, please do not hesitate to contact Vicsport via the details below

Kind regards

Nova Peris OAM OLY
Project Manager
E novap@vicsport.com.au
P 9698 8103
M 0408 345 276

Tue Oct 16 2018 — Tue Oct 16 2018
Free (Member: Free)
TBC, Melbourne

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