Walk for Respect – Together by the Sea is an all ages event on 3 March 2019, between 11 am and 1 pm.
Walk with us in celebration of community harmony, diversity and multiculturalism.
Starting at Biddigal Reserve walking to the Dolphin Court, Bondi Pavilion there will be speeches and entertainment.
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.
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.
H.I.A is an Alternative /HipHop Band. David Hilton and Nancy Denis are brother and sister and together they produce and write original tracks inspired by their lives growing up Haitian in Australian. Their music is a mix of soul, poetry, funk and good vibes only. Think Lauren Hill mixed with Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Walangari Karntawarra is an Arrernte Aboriginal elder from Alice Springs who now lives and works in Sydney. Walangari enthrals audiences with his wonderful stage presence as a didge player and dancer with his traditional performance and education troupe, Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo. He is an eloquent and captivating public speaker, has two university degrees and has run his own very popular cross-cultural course.
An exhilarating performance using a wide range of traditional African instruments.
Rhythmic chanting and animated dance are important elements of Doudoumba and audience participation is encouraged. Doudoumba’s performers hail from Guadeloupe (West Indies), Ghana (West Africa), United States of America, Germany and Australia.
Doudoumba’s instruments include the doudoumba (drums), the Don DDo (talking drum), the Shekere (large gourd covered in beads), the Abtenben (bamboo flute from Ghana) and the DJembe (cone shaped rum from Guinea).
Dr Stepan Kerkyasharian AO, Hon. D.Litt
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. In 1989 he was appointed as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the then Ethnic Affairs Commission and was instrumental in its transition to the Community Relations Commission with the emphasis of Multiculturalism moving from being a welfare ideology to one of inclusiveness, acceptance of diversity within the context of a unified commitment to Australia and respect of its democratic laws and system of governance.