Taking strides to a peacefully diverse community, Fairfield MP Guy Zangari is calling on all Fairfield residents to join the Fairfield Peace Day and Harmony Walk next Wednesday.
Led by holocaust survivor Ernie Friedlander (OAM), the Harmony Walk initiative works to bring all Australians together to recognise ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds in an inclusive, positive and tolerant society.
The event gives people from all backgrounds the chance to meet and walk together, making new friends and getting to know their local community a little better.
The Fairfield Peace Day and Harmony Walk is being organised by a number of different community groups and institutions, including parent organisation, the Moving Forward Together Association.
The Assocation “stands for a decent society”, and the Harmony Walk is a key component of their strategy to break down barriers.
Mr Zangari said that the Harmony Walk was an ideal event for Fairfield, one of the most culturally diverse suburbs in Australia.
“It’s a good message, getting the community together in peace and harmony to say we’re all one together,” he said.
“The highlight will be the walk around the precinct to say we’re all one community.
“The fact is, we’re Australian – we’ve all come from different walks of life, and we’ve all got to work at it.”
The fact is, we’re Australian – we’ve all come from different walks of life, and we’ve all got to work at it.
The diverse range of community groups and organisations that have come together to organise the walk include CORE Community Services, Parents Cafe, STARTTS, the Australian Karen Organisation and more.
Fairfield Police, the NRL, White Ribbon Australia and the NSW Government are also amongst the Harmony Walk’s supporters.
Family indoor and outdoor activities, entertainment and information stalls from the various local groups will also be part of the day.
The event is free, with the first 150-200 participants registering receiving a free Harmony Walk t-shirt.
The walk itself is scheduled for 12:30pm.
- Wednesday, September 28
- Fairfield Youth and Community Centre, 55 Vine Street
- Register at harmonywalk.org.au/home/register/