“Harmony Day, 21 March is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.”
Harmony Day is an Australian Government programme and coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Since 1999 Harmony Day has been widely celebrated across schools, childcare centres, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies.
Info above from The Harmony Day website
Why celebrate Harmony Day and what’s the point of Reconciliation?
Aboriginal views on Harmony Day and Reconciliation.
Can you imagine not being able to read a newspaper, a road sign or directions on a bottle of
medication? Sadly, this is a reality faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in
remote communities today.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and
opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions. This is done by
providing books and literacy resources to Indigenous communities and raising broad community
awareness of Indigenous literacy issues.
The major fundraising day this year will be on Wednesday 5 September. Join individuals,
schools, booksellers and publishers, libraries and other businesses to celebrate and raise funds on
the day. Register your support now and contact The Indigenous Literacy Foundation if you would
like any further information or brochures and posters.
The information above was provided from the Indigenous Education Bulletin, August 2012