City in harmony

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The Glenorchy community has come together to celebrate diversity during the annual Harmony Week (20-26 March).

With the theme “everyone belongs”, Harmony Week brings together Australians from all different backgrounds to celebrate diversity and promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

To commemorate Harmony Week, the Moonah Arts Centre collaborated with the Glenorchy City Council, Multicultural Council of Tasmania and Citizens Tasmania to host a community event on 25 March.

The free event featured an array of multicultural food, music, dance and cultural performances, gues speakers, workshops from different cultures, and demonstration including henna tattooing, traditional Aboriginal basket weaving and Iranian calligraphy.

Live performances included Latin music act Hermanos de la Cordillera, the Wenyi
Tas Chinese singing and dancing group, the Salsita Kids Latin dancers and more.

There was also a vibrant community market featuring stallholders from a wide range of migrant and refugee backgrounds.

A variety of food was available, from Ethiopian coffee and cake to Nagham’s Iraqi cuisine.

Officially opening the event, Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said the Glenorchy City Council is proud to host activities which work to support and acknowledge our multicultural community and the challenges they can face.

“According to 2021 census data, Glenorchy is one of the most multicultural cities in Tasmania, with one in five of our citizens born overseas,” she said.

“I’m so thrilled that Council, through the Moonah Arts Centre, was able to host this fantastic event as we all work together to create a more socially cohesive community.

“I hope that Harmony Week gave our community a chance to come together with friends, family, and the broader community to have important discussions about acceptance and diversity.

“This an important message for Harmony Day and every day, as we encourage a sense of belonging for all Australians through shared experiences.”

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