Harmony Week is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State.
The week runs from 15–21 March every year and encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA's wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity.
In partnership with the Bull Creek Leeming Scout Group, the City of Melville is celebrating Harmony Week with a multicultural event at Bob Gordon Reserve in Bull Creek on Friday 16 March 2018 with a fleet of food trucks cooking up culinary delights from around the globe, multicultural performances from our community groups and to top it off, we will be screening a family-friendly feature movie.
Here's where we need your help! We need help deciding which multicultural movie to screen at the evening.
We have shortlisted 4 for you to choose from:
2. Book of Life
4. Kung Fu Panda
Please tell us which movie you'd like see screened at the Harmony Week Multicultural Melville event by voting in the quick poll below. After casting your vote, refresh your browser to see how others have voted.
Voting closes 5pm Wednesday, 31 January.
Which film would you like to watch at the Harmony Week Multicultural Melville event?
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Harmony Week 2018: Multicultural Melville
Friday 16 March 2018 05:30 PM – 09:00 PM
Bob Gordon Reserve, Benningfield Road, Bull Creek
Join us to celebrate multicultural Melville during Harmony Week with a a free, family-friendly event.
Origin of Harmony Week
Harmony Week coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid 'pass laws'. Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the UN General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.
Harmony Week is an opportunity to consider the many benefits WA gains from its culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Benefits include job creation, improved skill levels, the introduction of new skills and networks, and improved economies of scale.
The economic advantages are also many. Our diverse communities link us strongly with the rest of the world and increase our competitiveness in this global market.
Harmony Week is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our diversity while working to remove barriers that still exist in the community.
Source: Office of Multicultural Interests.