A (better late than never) #SpreadHummusNotHate Update

A (better late than never) #SpreadHummusNotHate Update

This post is long overdue! I know! I’ve been wanting to post an update for some time now since starting the #spreadhummusnothate campaign back in September 2016 (you can read full post here) but just haven’t had a chance to sit down and have a real good think about and reflect on what has taken place since. The campaign itself received a lot of traction and overall it was positively received by not just all of you, my followers, but the general public too. I was pleasantly surprised to see a write up by my local paper The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, followed by a story via SBS and a number of other online news outlets. I wasn’t expecting this kind of coverage to be honest. In fact, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. What I did know was I didn’t want this to be a political or religious movement. What I was hoping though was to connect people, not online, but in real world situations. We all see many things go viral online and forgotten after a day or two. So considering the constant negative rhetoric that seemed to be developing especially in the social media sphere, I really didn’t feel that a solely online campaign would be beneficial in our day to day lives. This needed to go offline. I wanted to encourage real human interaction between people from different walks of life. To build bridges, rather than burn them. To drown out some of that negative clatter. I wanted an acknowledgement, respect & celebration of our differences. I wanted people to admire the beauty of our diverse land (with respect for it’s...
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