PROJECT ONE MILLION

 

Project 1 Million is a social media campaign tackling racism involving stakeholders from charities, media organisations, digital marketing agencies, filmmakers, influencers, donors, and supporters.

Leonie Palmer (Kngwarraye) shared her story with Project 1 Million.

Our purpose is to reach, challenge and inspire at least one million Australians, through the power of digital media and positive storytelling, to increase understanding of marginalised communities and increase social cohesion within Australia.

Former Essendon footballer & founder of The Long Walk, Michael Long, shared his story with Project 1 Million.

Former Essendon footballer & founder of The Long Walk, Michael Long, shared his story with Project 1 Million.

The Community Builder team initiated the project, in a quest to help develop the digital capacity of charity organisations, by making video content stretch further than is the norm, and by encouraging greater collaboration among organisations with similar aims.

Community Builder partnered with Amnesty International, All Together Now, The Long Walk, and Children’s Ground on the project. Each charity partner presented with objectives specific to their organisational aims, including increased engagement on social media, growth of mailing databases, increased reach for online video messaging, and attracting new donors. 

Youthworx Productions filmmaker Hayden taking a break from shooting.

Youthworx Productions filmmaker Hayden taking a break from shooting.

Production assistant Nate at work on Project 1 Million.

Production assistant Nate at work on Project 1 Million.

Youthworx Productions created four impactful video stories for the campaign, featuring protagonists Michael Long (former AFL footballer and founder of The Long Walk), Aliir Aliir (Sydney Swans AFL footballer and refugee), Leonie “Kngwarraye” Palmer (Indigenous Arrernte elder and community leader), and Chandra Banerjee (volunteer and recently arrived migrant). 

Local digital marketing  agency Loud Days supplied strategic support for the campaign to ensure that the objectives of all stakeholders are being measured and met. The campaign recently ticked over 400,000 views and is on track to surpass 1 million in 2018.

Project 1 Million also offered several production assistant and editing roles to young people who gained meaningful employment experience through their contributions to the project.

Links:

project1million.org.au

facebook.com/project1million.c31

Highlights from the Project 1 Million planning workshop.