Harmony Day at SCU
Southern Cross University will be celebrating Harmony Day again this year with the theme “express yourself”.
Harmony Day celebrates cultural diversity and falls annually on March 21, but because it falls on a Sunday this year festivities will be moved to Monday and Tuesday.
At the Lismore campus there will be a Harmony Day cake and book display at the library from 10am, with international cuisine tasting, bush food tasting and live music in the plaza from 12.30 to 2pm.
On Tuesday, March 23, there will be film night in the Whitebrook Theatre from 5.30 to 9pm that will include a number of short films around human rights issues and stories of opportunity from people in their new homeland. There will also be a talk by Dr Janie Conway-Herron on her work with women refugees in Burma.
Equity and diversity manager Rachel Callahan said Harmony Day was aimed at getting people from all cultures involved and encouraging respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
“Each year, the key message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’. It’s about community participation, inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging.
“Australia is a land of many cultures, and Harmony Day is about celebrating and encouraging respect for this diversity and the cohesive and inclusive nature of our nation,” she said.