Harmony Week 2018 events

Harmony Day is held on 21 March each year to celebrate our cultural diversity, inclusiveness, respect and promote a sense of belonging for everyone.

At Griffith, we not only celebrate Harmony Day on 21 March across all campuses, we celebrate the whole week!

If you’ve been into our libraries during Harmony Week in past years, you’ll know that we always have fun activities lined up to help celebrate diversity and inclusiveness. This year is no different!

As part of Harmony Week celebrations, our libraries will have a display featuring templates that you are invited to write your country’s favourite stars on to. This could be your favourite athlete, your favourite scientist, your favourite actor, or whoever else you may think of! Images will then be added to the templates to show who these stars are.

We’ll also be throwing a Human Library event at the Gold Coast campus library on Harmony Day where you can borrow a living and breathing book for a chat!

There will be further activities across all campuses throughout the week (19 March – 23 March) – check out the Harmony Week web page for a full list!

 


Celebrating a week’s worth of Harmony Days

Today is Harmony Day – 21st March – but we believe it’s so important, we made a whole week out of it!

 

The Libraries on each campus are taking part in the One Million Stars to End Violence Project – this means everyone has been busy folding stars out of ribbons.  This is a great way to relax and unwind during study breaks – check out the instructions, make a few and bring them into your Griffith Library.  You can also make the stars at each campus during the Harmony Week celebrations.

We are also including recipes this year – so get out your favourite recipes and bring them into your Griffith Library as well.  Choose a different recipe and make it for family and friends!

Last year, Naomi, a Student Partner, facilitated the drawing of a mural and encouraged students to contribute.

Originally from the Netherlands – but still finds herself on an adventure 9 years later! – Naomi studies Secondary Education and wants to teach in Far North Queensland.  Being involved in this project has made her feel part of the community and she wanted to share that with others.  Starting with her own drawing, Naomi would then encourage other students to draw the first thing that came to to their minds.  Assurance was made to all students that ‘art’ is subjective and even a simple symbol can express who they are and how they feel about harmony, making sure everyone is included at Griffith University and in Australia.

The decision to hang the mural up was not part of the original plan, but the response from people all over Griffith University was positive and it now is in the QCA library.  Naomi is honoured that we all think so much of the mural – a “stream of consciousness” if you will – and hopes that everyone got to feel the same sense of community that she did while working on it.

Harmony DayGet involved on every campus:

Harmony Mural


Harmony Week 2015

You’ll see a lot of people wearing orange around campus this week in celebration of Harmony Week. We’re celebrating the diversity of Griffith in this sweet little vid!

To see what’s on your campus visit the Harmony Week website.


Libraries celebrate Harmony Week

  • Harmony Week celebrations kicked off at Griffith yesterday, with the libraries also joining in to celebrate diversity.

The libraries have been getting involved in Griffith’s Harmony Week celebrations this week. Librarians across all campuses have put together displays, maps, books, interactive trolleys and heaps more to celebrate our university’s harmony, diversity and equality.

Check out the photos from across the campuses (click on an image to enlarge the gallery). Gold Coast students – make sure you come and visit us in the library and show us on the map where you’re from!

For information on Griffith-wide activities, visit the Harmony Week website.


Awesome Harmony Week video made by students

Andrew Monaghan and the Griffith International team has produced this awesome Harmony week video.

It was made by students and we are very excited to share it with you (you all look fabulous, by the way!).

We hope you’re enjoying Harmony Week! Leave us a comment and let us know the activities that you’ve been enjoying around your campus.

To see what’s on your campus visit the Harmony Week website.


It’s Harmony Week!

  • It’s Harmony Week this week, and Griffith is getting into the swing of it with a bunch of fun activities happening on each campus.

In the libraries you’ll find a few displays celebrating and promoting diversity, multiculturalism and, of course, harmony!

Zoe Dyason and Fionulla Boyce from the Logan campus library have created a display of books from their curriculum collection, highlighting the diversity of the Logan community:

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Michelle, Melita and Masami from the Nathan campus library have created a display using books and DVDs that celebrate different cultures around the world:

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South Bank has this rather lovely display in their front window:

Harmony week south bank

And Cathy Gore from the Gold Coast library got some students in on their display!:

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Andrew Monaghan and the Griffith International team has produced this awesome Harmony Week video.

It was made by students and we are very excited to share it with you (you all look fabulous, by the way!).

We hope you’re enjoying Harmony Week! Leave us a comment and let us know the activities that you’ve been enjoying around your campus.