Migrant stories shared for Harmony Week

​​​2 March 2017


Kwinana resident Jane Li. Photo by Know Your Nation.  

Celebrate Our Stories is a collection of short autobiographical videos, each one telling the story of a local Kwinana resident who migrated to Australia. The project will be unveiled in line with Harmony Week and the launch of the City’s inaugural Multicultural Action Plan on Tuesday evening 21 March at Darius Wells Centre.

The memories of 11 Kwinana locals were captured by heritage organization, Know Your Nation, and gathered into a series of intimate and heartfelt short videos. The result is a beautiful, eclectic collection illustrating the luck of the modern community.

Kwinana is amongst the most culturally and linguistically diverse municipalities in the Perth metropolitan area, with one in three residents born overseas. Celebrate Our Stories illustrates the strong community spirit and vibrancy that attracts so many people to live in Kwinana.

City of Kwinana Deputy Mayor Peter Feasey said these valuable local stories will now be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

“Harmony Week is an important celebration for us in Kwinana, with such a strong representation of overseas-born residents in our community. We are a City proud of its rich cultural diversity, and I encourage all Kwinana residents to enjoy one or more of the free events on offer for Harmony Week.”

Celebrate Our Stories- Launch of the City’s inaugural Multicultural Action Plan
Tuesday 21 March 
5:30pm to 7pm
Ken Jackman Hall, Darius Wells Centre
Light supper provided. Limited seats available. 
Some stories may include adult themes, parental guidance is recommended for young children. ​

​​​​Join the City's Harmony Week Event​ on Facebook.

View a preview of Celebrate Our Stories​.
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