Author: Ernie Friedlander

Harmony Walk Festival 2017 in Blacktown

The latest Harmony Walk Festival was held on Sunday 19 February 2017 at Francis Park, Blacktown Showground. In addition to many organisations and communities supporting the event, there were two major sporting bodies, the NRL and the Australian Football Federation (AFL) as well as the Police Citizen Youth Club, which arranged local sporting events happening such as volleyball & basketball. Other very impressive performances included an Indigenous Didgeridoo player, Johnny Robinson who came down from Newcastle with his uncle, who danced mimicking native animals. There were other great performances, emphasizing our very cultural diversity – they included a very...

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Harmony Walk 2016 to be held in Fairfield

The next Harmony Walk will be at Fairfield Park, Fairfield on Wednesday 28 September 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm. This will be a day for everyone to participate in and share the spirit of inclusion and diversity. It will be a chance for people from all communities to come together in one of Sydney’s most flourishing and diverse communities. The Moving Forward Together Association is organising the Harmony walk with support from Multicultural NSW, the Fairfield Council, NRL, the Australian Football Association, STARTTS, the Australian MEFF Consortium, the Australian Baha’I Association, the Australian Catholic University and some local schools. The Harmony Walk event has been successfully staged in Coogee in 2012 while the event was held in 2013 & 2014 at Cathedral Square in Sydney and in 2015 in Blacktown. Along with the Harmony Walk events the organization has a highly successful Harmony Poster & Song Writing competition with 4000 -6000 entries annually. Is not political, non sectarian. The organizing committee has educators, a former judge, professors, and individuals from all walks of life, representing a diverse group who work together, seeking to promote the values of peace and harmony towards a decent and inclusive society. “The aim for this event and the ones in past is to take away the fear of the unknown, for Fairfield and beyond  in particular celebrate our diversity, stand united, share...

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Appreciating Australia fairly

Too many times we tend to look at negatives instead of positives. It would be far easier to cope with the issues not to our liking if we see the positive side. I came to this country at the age of 15, 64 years ago – I went to night school for two years to learn English, which enabled me to get a better job. After the 2 years I went back to night school to matriculate. I strongly believe we need to ask ourselves where we would rather live? After speaking to visitors and Australians travelling overseas a...

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