Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity.
It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
Harmony Day 2017
Delicious meals from 12 different cultural groups were shared on the Long Table of Harmony as over 200 people joined together at the East Pilbara Arts Centre.
The following cultural groups; Filipino, Vietnamese, Aboriginal, Indonesian, English, Zimbabwean, Zambian, Indian, Honduran, Italian, French and Lebanese were represented on the the Long Table with Councillor Jay Ahmedi presiding over the celebrations.
"This evening we do much more than eat and share food beautifully prepared by members of our many cultural groups. Tonight we are also sharing a part of ourselves, our stories and who we are," said Cr. Ahmedi.
"Your commitment to our community plays an enormous role in making Newman a great community. Tonight celebrates and affirms that indeed we do all belong together, in this world, this country and this wonderful town.
I would also like to thank our event partner and sponsor BHP Billiton. Their significant contribution to tonight has made it possible to build on the success of previous years’ Harmony Day events," he added.
Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for all. Harmony Day is celebrated on the 21st March each year, as it coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.