Sydney Alliance is encouraging people to post photos of themselves wearing olive ribbons on social media as a message of hope for their city and to take a stand against intolerance.
Sydney Alliance Director Amanda Tattersall today said hundreds of people have already started wearing olive ribbons, and many more people were connecting with the campaign through word of mouth.
“The Olive Ribbon campaign is a community-driven effort to reclaim a sense of hope for Sydney after the tragic events of earlier this week.
“We’ve been asking people to wear an olive ribbon as expression of love and respect, and to show that Sydneysiders will not allow the actions of one isolated individual to destroy their diverse but cohesive community.
“In times like this, we must reach out to each other, and we must stand together to protect the values of respect and inclusiveness.”
Dr Tattersall said olive ribbons were available at the following locations:
- Pitt St Uniting Church, between Park & Bathurst Streets
- Unions NSW, Level 3, 4 Goulburn St Sydney
- Catholic Archdiocese Headquarters – Level 5, 133 Liverpool Street
- NSW Cancer Council, 153 Dowling Street Woolloomooloo
- Parramatta Mission, 119 Macquarie Street, Parramatta.
“If you’re not able to collect a pre-made ribbon, it’s easy to make one yourself.
“And make sure that you spread the word by posting a photo on social media using the hashtag #OliveRibbon.”