Celebrating Harmony Day
Harmony Day in The Rocks was celebrated with a luncheon feast at the Harry Jensen Centre yesterday, compliments of the Council of the City of Sydney.
The community celebration was aimed at highlighting the benefits of Australia’s cultural diversity, particularly in the city environs, with guests from the inner west, the eastern suburbs and, in particular, Millers Point locals.
Events and activities are being organised throughout Harmony Week to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
After the three course meal was served, including vegetarian options, music and dancing, came the afternoon delight. The band was organised by versatile musician, Claudio Hevia, who is one of the regular catering staff of the Harry Jensen Centre, with his friend, Arturo, who plays panpipes. Jessica Mayr, Lucy Munevar and Jenna Bloom are to be congratulated for the effort they put into organisation of the event.
About International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed with a series of events and activities worldwide on March 21 each year. The day aims to remind people of racial discrimination’s negative consequences. It also encourages people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination.