Harmony Day 2013
Harmony Day is an initiative of the Commonwealth Government, Department of Immigration and Citizenship and coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The message of Harmony Day is Everyone Belongs and in 2013 the theme is: Many Stories – One Australia.
As quoted from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website: "Our Australian Story is diverse. We come from many countries around the world. We each make up the pages of the bigger Australia story we share today. From the Dreamtime to the Eureka to the Snowy River, from the outback to the city, in wartime and in peace, our stories may be heartwrenching but also inspirational. Let's take the time to celebrate our diversity. Let's go beyond the cover of the book and wander through the pages of each other's story. It's a way we can learn and understand".
At USQ, we once again celebrated Harmony Day on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm at USQ Toowoomba campus quadrangle
The main objectives of Harmony Day are to promote:
inclusiveness - to ensure that Australians understand that multiculturalism is relevant to all Australians
productivity diversity - to ensure that Australians act to maximise the social, economic and cultural dividends of our diversity and to promote the benefits
community harmony - to ensure that Australians acknowledge Australia's success as a harmonious and culturally diverse nation and work to bolster community harmony.
View the 2013 Harmony Day program for a list of activities, including:
international food stalls
music from different countries
international fashion show
cultural game - Tug of Peace.
Register to volunteer your participation
Support the event and volunteer to participate in your Harmony Day activities. To volunteer, please complete the Application for participation 2014 form.
Volunteers can also view Harmony Day poster (PDF 790KB) and refer to our Harmony Day Guidelines (DOC 27KB) and Appeals procedures (DOC 43KB) for further information.
Previous USQ Harmony Day
View our Harmony Day video* (6:31 mins) (view the transcript) to experience the colour, sights and sounds of a previous Harmony Day at USQ.
Need more information?
For more information, please contact the Manager, Multicultural Centre.
*To view this video, you will need a broadband internet connection and either Windows Media Player 9 or Windows Media Player 9 for Macintosh depending on your operating systems.