Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Close the Gap and Harmony Day 2015

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Two days marking equity and diversity are happening this week with Close the Gap on the 19th of March, followed by Harmony Day on the 21st of March. JCU will be holding events on Tuesday 24th of March at the Boathouse in Cairns and in the Education Central Amphitheater in Townsville.

This year marks 15 years for Harmony Day. It is a day to celebrate Australia’s diversity. It 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.

Many students in health and human services are doing assignments around delivering services to Australia's diverse peoples and will graduate to work on policy goals like Close the Gap. The library can assist directing people to good resources like the Australia Bureau of Statistics' Cultural Diversity in Australia.

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