The Black Lives Matter movement swept across the world in 2020 with people of all backgrounds taking to the streets and black squares filling social media feeds online.
Vigils in support of the movement were held in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
The push for Tasmanians to honour the movement came from young people within the Aboriginal community including Caleb Nichols-Mansell who helped co-ordinate the peaceful gatherings in Devonport and Hobart.
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Months on, as January 26 approaches, Caleb is encouraged by the support they received.
"I am still feeling heartened by the fact we held those places which shows that there was awareness brought about," he said.
"It was to stand in solidarity with the worldwide movement and awareness campaign.
"Black Lives Matter is one small tiny aspect of the injustices we face and we need to start somewhere to implore change broadly."
Caleb organised the Hobart and Devonport events alongside Madeline Wells while Bianca Templar organised the Launceston vigil.
Launceston Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre community worker Adam Thompson said it was encouraging to see young people taking the initiative to organise the events.
"The younger people in our community took it upon themselves so I let them go and helped them where I could," he said.
"It was a sad and emotional time but it was good to see people rallying together to make change.
"When the campaign blew up it lit a fire in people's bellies and people were being as proactive as they could to get involved, make a change and to be loud."
He said while it was a worldwide movement it was deeply personal to many in the Aboriginal community.
"Most people in our community would have experienced some event or something in their life with racism or institutionalised racism or issues with the police," he said.
"We were definitely going to do something and be in solidarity with the rest of the country and world. You can't put it off because of COVID, when it is happening at that moment."
On Tuesday, Caleb will be among the crowd at the Invasion Day rally in Devonport calling for more Australians to support the change the date movement.
"I believe, we need to change the hearts and minds of people before we change the date and I think they are being changed," he said.
"We need to change the hearts and minds and slowly and surely that is what we are doing."
He is a firm believer in the sentiment that the date has already changed, we just don't know it.
"The date has changed for me. I don't celebrate Australia Day on January 26," he said.
"In my inner circle Australia Day doesn't exist, not on January 26 anyway."
While the people he surrounds himself with share the same views he is commonly met with opposition, but has taken a different approach over the years in broaching the subject.
"I used to get really angry, but I have matured and now I have conversations with people," he said.
"I used to yell but now I keep calm and cool because that is when people listen.
"By the time we are finished having a chat they are more open and thinking more broadly about it.
"The discussion is around why we need to change the date and why it is insensitive and I think it is a no brainer."
He is confident that they are making ground and believes together Tasmania can make an impact.
"Even though we are at the bottom of the country it doesn't mean we can't lead the country," he said.
Dave Mangenner Gough will be among the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal speakers that will address the attendees of the Invasion day rally at the Devonport Bluff on Tuesday.
He said he hoped all felt welcome to stand with them in support of changing the date of Australia Day.
"We are putting the call out for people from the North and North-West to come to Bluff Beach and show your support and do the right thing. Hopefully together we can push for a date for inclusion and one we are all happy with," he said.
"People need to feel they are coming along and not watching from a distance, but being part of a movement.
"I want people to feel safe if they decide to come down to be with us and be an ally."
Mr Thompson said educating the public on why the change was needed would be key to it coming to fruition.
"The change needs to be made by non Aboriginal people because they have bigger numbers," he said.
"On the day it is attending the rallies but generally writing to the councils and the paper, talking to politicians and seeking leadership and ordering them to come onboard to support.
"It is a really good combination of Aboriginal community members who are there and Aboriginal supporters who are there and members of the general public.
"They can come along and hear the speakers present solid cases about why we should change the date and experience the positive nature of the campaign."
Mr Thompson said he believed a lack of understanding was the difficulty.
"We all live in a beautiful country and have a good lifestyle and I think everyone has a right to celebrate that they live here and be in the lucky country," he said.
"We are not begrudging people of a national day, we are not trying to take it away but trying to change the date to one we can all celebrate.
"People will have their parties, beers and barbecues on a date that we can all celebrate. Once the change happens people can get on with their lives.
"I hope state and federal leaders will take leadership and the rest of the country will follow and they will see the value from a political perspective that there is value in changing the date."
The Invasion Day rally at Devonport Bluff will start with people gathering at 11.45am for a 12pm start.