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21 March 2016

Tasmanians celebrate their cultural differences

Tasmanians are joining nationwide Harmony Day celebrations today with events taking place in schools, community spaces and workplaces.

As the state celebrates Harmony Day and marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Multicultural Council of Tasmania Chairperson, Alphonse Mulumba called on Tasmanians to continue with their efforts to create a welcoming and diverse Tasmania.

“Our strength comes from embracing and celebrating our differences and living together in unity,” said Mr Mulumba.

“Today is a day to celebrate who we are and promote the Harmony Day message that everyone belongs.”

Tasmania’s first Harmony Week celebrations are taking place from 14 to 21 March as part of the Tasmanian Government’s Population Strategy.

“Tasmanians have once again shown their strong sense of community by hosting Harmony Week events and activities.

“We all hold experiences, beliefs and traditions that can enrich the lives of others. Everyone has a story worth sharing and Harmony Week is a great way of starting the conversation,” said Mr Mulumba.

The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is coordinating Harmony Week activities and events with the support of the Tasmanian Government.

For further information and media enquiries contact:

Karen Robson:     0400 278 033
Alphonse Mulumba: 0432 163 270

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