Spreading awareness in harmony

IN HARMONY: Community Hub's Katie White, postie Mick McGlynn and Ability Linkers Wendy Beetson spreading the news about Harmony Day out the front of the beautifully decorated Community Hub on Tuesday. Photo: GRACE RYAN.

IN HARMONY: Community Hub's Katie White, postie Mick McGlynn and Ability Linkers Wendy Beetson spreading the news about Harmony Day out the front of the beautifully decorated Community Hub on Tuesday. Photo: GRACE RYAN.

As part of the celebrations for Harmony Day this year, the local Ability Linker, Wendy Beetson invited students from the Shire’s primary schools and children from the Preschool and Early Learning Centre to make posters about Harmony Day.

Fourteen beautiful posters were made and have been placed in the windows and offices of many main street businesses and shops to help raise awareness of Harmony Day.

Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians.

The message of Harmony Day is “everyone belongs”. Held every year on March 21, Harmony Day began in Australia in 1999 coinciding with the United Nations “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”. Orange is the colour chosen to represent the day as its the colour signifying meaningful conversations. 

Mrs Beetson would like to thank everyone involved in the Harmony Day Poster Project which has contributed to more people knowing about the important day.

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