Harmony Day celebrates cultural diversity

Griffith University will come alive with culture this week (March 16 — 21) to celebrate Harmony Day.

Harmony Day, which falls on 21 March each year, is a Commonwealth Government initiative that began in 1999, coinciding with the United Nationals International Day for the Elimination of Racism.

Rugby League legend Mr Wayne Bennett AM attended a special celebration at Logan Campus on 17 March. Mr Bennett gave an inspiring speech as part of the event. For all the action:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153049703386005.1073741926.212275426004&type=1

“Griffith celebrates Harmony Day to unite students from different backgrounds and share in the richness of their individual cultures,” Professor Chenoweth said.

“The University is proud of its ethnic and cultural diversity underlined by a climate of tolerance and respect.

“Diversity is an integral part of the university’s role in encouraging tolerance in education and our society.”

Students and staff on all campuses are encouraged to wear orange on Harmony Day to signify unity.

To find out what is on to celebrate Griffith’s Harmony week at each of our campusesplease visit:http://www.griffith.edu.au/student-services/harmony-week