What is Harmony Week?
Join us to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity in the Harmony Week at La Trobe University. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. It’s a time to reflect on the importance of respecting each other and our differences.
Did you know?
- Nearly half (49 per cent) of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was.
- Since 1945, more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia.
- 85 percent of Australians agree multiculturalism has been good for Australia.
- Apart from English, the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, Tagalog/Filipino, Hindi, Spanish and Punjabi.
- More than 70 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 the University has advised that all non-essential events are to be postponed. Unfortunately, Harmony Week events at Melbourne, City and Bendigo campuses have been cancelled for 2020.