Harmony Day 2021

Justine FawcettConnecting Community 4 Kids Blog

Connecting Community for Kids, in partnership with the City of Cockburn, held a long table lunch to celebrate Harmony Week on 17 March.

The event was an opportunity to embrace diversity by bringing people from all walks of life together to celebrate the many cultures that make up our vibrant community.

The event was opened by a Welcome to Country, which was followed by a spectacular performance by the World Music Café quartet.

Local community group Dara Thai Dance School showcased their talent with a beautiful traditional thai dance which had the audience bopping along in their seats.

Attendees feasted on cultural delights with a Moroccan theme including baba ghanouj, falafel, fatoush salad, chicken kabsa, jewelled rice, hummus and rice pudding.

Following lunch we launched a project we collaborated on with the State Library of Western Australia, Better Beginnings, Meerilinga and Multicultural Futures  

called ‘Sharing Stories’. We showed a series of videos of community members reading the book ‘Baby Ways’ in their mother language, in celebration of the 2021 Harmony Week theme ‘Everyone Belongs.’ Languages include Malay, Urdu, Thai, Sudanese, Vietnamese and Slovak.

We are a proudly diverse community and acceptance and understanding of each other’s differences is what makes Cockburn such a great place to live. The event was attended by many members of the local community, as well as the City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett.