From 12pm on Wednesday 18 March, the Central Courtyard will come alive with music, dance, food and entertainment in celebration of Harmony Day. Senior Equity and Diversity Officer Daniel O’Neill explains Macquarie’s commitment to Harmony day is steeped in Australian history.
“Harmony Day is known nationally as a day to celebrate cultural diversity and raise awareness to combat racism, xenophobia and related prejudice and mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,” said Daniel.
Daniel says it’s important we acknowledge and reaffirm our shared commitment to diversity, particularly in times where many in our society experience discrimination and extreme pressure because of their faith, ethnic and cultural heritage.
“This is an opportunity for all of us to stand together, in solidarity with all our students and colleagues,” said Daniel. “Staff can show their commitment to a truly inclusive culture just by coming along. Everyone is welcome at Macquarie and Harmony Day is a chance for us all to get together and recognise the wealth diversity brings to our community.”
When: Wednesday 18 March
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Where: Central Courtyard