Garden Place event to celebrate Race Relations Day

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2012-03-19T00:00:00

19 March 2012

An event celebrating International Race Relations Day will be held in Hamilton’s Garden Place this Saturday, 24 March from 11am-3pm.

Coordinated by Hamilton City Council and Waikato Multicultural Council, the event will include food and craft stalls, and multicultural performances from a variety of ethnic groups.

Hamilton City Councillor Daphne Bell, who will be opening the event, said it will be a chance to showcase Hamilton’s cultural diversity.

“This event is about celebrating and promoting the rich diversity of cultures that help shape our city, and showing our support for harmonious race relations here in New Zealand and right throughout the world,” she said.

Waikato Multicultural Council President Dr Asad Mohsin says “The Waikato Multicultural Council is a proud supporter of the Race Relations Day. We believe the day provides an excellent opportunity to improve awareness and understanding of ethnic philosophies, and share these with the wider New Zealand community. The Race Relations Day celebrates multi-ethnic social and cultural life and promotes a feeling to be proud citizens of New Zealand”.

International Race Relations Day is held on 21 March each year, with New Zealand’s theme for 2012 being ‘Aotearoa, A Fair Go for All’. 
   
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