Harmony Day is celebrated annually on 21 March in Australia. Harmony Day began in 1999, coinciding with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
This year, Shepparton’s Harmony Day will be celebrated on Saturday, 20 March 2021, at African House, Poplar Road, Shepparton from 12:00pm with lunch and guest speakers. All are welcome.
Guest speakers include Chin Tan, Race Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission; Dr Judy Tang, Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Ali al-Battat, coordinator of Youth of Colour and Culture Program, and Paul Briggs, Executive Chair of the Kaiela Institute.
What is Harmony Week?
It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.
Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.
Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.
Typically, Harmony Day in Australia is marked by community events and local activities. The overall message of Harmony Day promotes social cohesion and racial harmony, and it is expressed through community participation, inclusiveness, celebrating diversity, respect and belonging. The designated colour for Harmony Day is orange. Local events are organised by individual communities and a wide variety of events mark the occasion.
Event: Harmony Day Celebration
Location: African House, Poplar Ave, Shepparton
Date: Saturday 20 March 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1PM