Bondi Beach - Walk for Respect: Together by the Sea, 11am - 1pm, Free, Age: All
Australia is a global success story – beautiful country, strong economy, welcoming communities, resilient people. This success is built on the cultural heritage of our First Nations people and the contributions of migrants and refugees from across the globe who have made Australia their home.
The Waverley community is an example of this diversity where people embrace difference and stand together against intolerance. There have been many recent examples of racism occurring within the broader community and in parliament, which has caused concern, outrage and fear.
In December 2018, Council approved funding for the Walk for Respect in celebration of community harmony, diversity and multiculturalism.
Walk for Respect – Together by the Sea is an event for all ages on 3 March 2019, between 11 am and 1 pm. The walk will begin in Biddigal Reserve and will finish in the Dolphin Court, where there will be speeches and entertainment.
Mi-Kaisha and HIA will perform from 11:30 in the Dolphin Court. RnB artist, Mi-kaisha, has grown up on streets of Sydney’s music scene from a featured recording artist on an Australian soundtrack before she hit her teens, to today mixing it up with fresh-faced Australian Hip Hop artist, Illy, on his latest single, Back Around.
She describes herself as a city ‘black fulla’ and represents a beautifully melted dichotomy of sweet and deadly. Her voice is phenomenally soulful and sugary, and yet her lyrics represent hard-hitting often political messages about being a young black women in urban Australia.
Dr Stepan Kerkyasharian AO, Hon. D.Litt will give a short talk on multiculturalism in Australia.
Dr Stepan Kerkyasharian was born in Cyprus of Armenian heritage, the son of refugees who had survived the Genocide of the Armenians in 1915. After studying in London he migrated to Australia in late 1967.
For more info, please have a look at the Waverley Council event here
When: Sunday, 3 March 2019
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Where: Biddigal Reserve, North Bondi 2026, Sydney, Australia
Parking: Avoid driving down to Bondi and Tamarama as there will be a huge restriction on parking areas, along with road closures especially if you are planning to attend on the opening weekend. For alternative transport information please click here.