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Everyone belongs: Celebrating Harmony Day 2017

Katriina Tahka

Mar 21, 2017

Over the past 70 years, over seven and a half million people have migrated to Australia to make it their home. Today as we celebrate our rich cultural diversity we face challenging times in ensuring that everyone feels like they belong.

I’ve blogged before about the need for us as a society to transform the narrative around diversity to one that is built on connection and not difference.  At the very core of belonging is a sense of safety, comfort, confidence and being authentic to who you are as a person.

So regardless of where you were born, what languages you speak, your religion or anything else that makes you unique, Harmony Day is about celebrating the rich diversity we have in this world. And remembering that this year’s theme of everyone belongs can be made up of little acts of curiosity and kindness because at the end of the day we all want to feel connected.

 

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