It is the United Nations International Migrants Day today. This year’s theme is “Safe Migration in a World on the Move”, which puts spotlights on some of the challenges in the global migration such as people trafficking.
Ethnic community groups in Casey Victoria got together to share their stories about their personal journeys to Australia as migrants for artist Dena Al Jamal to transform these stories and ideas into a quilt artwork. This exciting art project will feature a multicoloured haired woman on the quilt that represent mothers from different cultural backgrounds, and it will be delivered in March next year.
Multicultural NSW CEO Hakan Harman has spoken about the importance for Australia’s media and marketing industry to address multicultural audiences, at the AdNews Live! Reframing Australia event in November.
While presenting numbers and stats that reflect a reality of cultural diversity, Mr. Harman raised awareness about the necessary to incorporate inclusive messaging among marketeers and media agencies. He pointed out that the capacity to contribute to a cohesive multicultural society within a marketing agency is boundless.
City of Sydney released the new branding for its signature New Year’s Eve event that highlights the city’s rich cultural diversity. Themed “Wonder”, the New Year’s Eve event will present the artwork by a Sydney based multidisciplinary designer Nadia Hernández on the main streets of the city during November to January and as part of the annual firework on the Harbour bridge.
A recent report by Deakin University on the current status of multiculturalism in Australia re-affirms that the general public support multiculturalism in Australia, with a good understanding and acceptance of multiculturalism as cultural diversity.