The University of Newcastle is celebrating Harmony Week with a series of events at its Newcastle campus at Callaghan.
The Week includes activities with local school students on Wednesday 12 March, focusing on building social cohesion through promoting respect, participation and a sense of belonging.
Harmony Week will culminate in the Community Cultural Festival, this Saturday at Jesmond.
Harmony Week picture opportunities - media welcome.
LEADERS LEARNING TO LIVE IN HARMONY
One hundred primary school students from across the Hunter region will visit the University's Newcastle campus at Callaghan.
Students will have a hands-on experience through workshops including Brazilian martial arts and music, African drumming and creating multicultural masks.
Students will also hear from an Indigenous speaker, learn about harmony and cultural diversity, and experience an African dance performance.
When: Wednesday 12 March
Where: Industry Development Centre, University Drive, Callaghan
Time: 9.15am: Welcome to Country
10.20am: African dance
10.45am - 11.05am: Workshops
Contact: Belinda Munn, Manager - Equity and Diversity Unit, the University of Newcastle.
COMMUNITY CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The Festival will feature food, song and dance from across the globe; children's activities; a welcome to new international students; local sporting and entertainment identities; and the Hunter's Marching Koalas.
When: Saturday 15 March
Where: Heaton Park, Blue Gum Road, Jesmond (Uniting Church, Robert Street, Jesmond if raining)
Time: 11am - 3pm
Contact: Sandra Gilshenan, Corporate Development and Community Partnerships, the University of Newcastle.