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14 March, 2021

Multicultural forum this Friday

With over 70 cultures on the Atherton Tablelands, the region has a rich history of both migration and Indigenous history.

By Phil Brandel

(L-R) Better Together Community Support: Eileen Rothwell, Sergio Dinis, John Russell, Catherine Sharpe, Juanita Hunter and Rose Clark will be at the Multicultural forum this Friday

With over 70 cultures on the Atherton Tablelands, the region has a rich history of both migration and Indigenous history.

Atherton not-for-profit and community services organisation Better Together Community Support with the support of the Tablelands Regional Council and Department of Social Services will host a multicultural forum to find out how Tablelanders would like to celebrate multiculturalism. The forum will be held on Friday, March 19 at the Atherton SES Disaster Centre.

Tracey Dickinson Community Development Coordinator at Better Together said, “If you are a member of a cultural or community group or have ideas about how we can bring our community together to celebrate our cultural diversity, then you’re invited,” she said.

“The forum will feature guest speakers who have worked to successfully integrate diversity and festivals in their communities and will hopefully provide inspiration to how we can bring everyone on the Atherton Tablelands together to celebrate our multicultural society.

“One of the ideas the workshop would like to explore is forming a Multicultural Advisory Board that would really reflect the voices and ideas of the many cultural groups and people on the Tablelands.”

Anyone who would like to add their thoughts and voices to progressing multiculturalism and harmony on the Tablelands is invited to attend.

The Multicultural Forum will be held on Friday, March 19, 9am to 1.30pm at the Disaster Recovery Centre, 38 Vernon St, Atherton. To RSVP email: rose.i@bettertogether.com.au  


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