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International Café: Harmony day

Date: 22 MAR 2023 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Location: The Base (Building 430, Level 1) Add to Calendar:

Fly Your Own Flag: collective art installation for Harmony Day.

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Are you an international student at MU? Do you have your own story to tell about where you come from, who you are and what you bring to MU? We would love to have your help with this art installation that represents the 1200 students who are on campus this semester with MU.

In addition to the usual activities, games, drinks, snacks, guitars and music, you can create a tiny flag (or many tiny flags!) and install it in the Winter Garden as part of our Harmony Week celebrations. Your flag expresses something about you so it can be anything you want it to be. We can help you to design and make your tiny flag or you can go solo or make with friends.

The session will be facilitated by Murdoch Counselling staff members Dr Rose Williams (Creative Arts Therapist) and Lia Voekler, international student and senior clinical student in the Master of Creative Arts Therapy program here at MU. All people are welcome, and no art experience is needed! 

Celebrating Harmony Day and our many cultured communities is important, but we shouldn't ignore its real meaning. At Murdoch University, we acknowledge the challenges faced by First Nations and minoritised communities. Despite the debate, we're committed to diversity and inclusion and strive to eliminate racial discrimination. We encourage reflection on Australia's colonial past and history of violence, having difficult conversations about race, and finding new ways to live better in harmony.

Learn more about the Harmony Day debate