Walk Together

Musician Walter de Backer (better known as Gotye) will join South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, The Hon Stephen Wade MLC (representing Leader of the Opposition Stephen Marshall), Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, other political leaders and dignitaries, performers and thousands of Adelaide residents this Saturday, October 25 to “Walk Together” in a tangible demonstration of the Australia that is possible. The Adelaide event will be one of 18 Walk Together events being hosted across Australia.

As part of the National Day of Unity, Welcome to Australia encourages Australians to participate in National Mosque Open Day by visiting a local Mosque before walking together.

The 2014 Walk Together theme is “Common People, Common Dreams”, as referenced by Walter de Backer in this year’s event promotion.

“We’re common people, with common dreams. No one person is worth more than another. So no matter where you come from, who you are or how you arrived here, it’s time to Walk Together.”

“We are walking towards a day where prejudice is unpopular and cruelty hurts at the polls;” said Event Manager Kate Leaney. “We believe in an Australia where everyone is valued, welcomed and treated with dignity and respect.”

“We know that no matter who we are, where we come from and how we arrived here, we share the same dreams and deserve to have equal access to those dreams. It’s time for all Australians to Walk Together.”

The Walk Together events will take place across Australia and will culminate in a multicultural festival with guest speakers, performances, family activities and food vans.

SALT Magazine would like to congratulate all of the hard working people behind this great initiative, and we urge you to take part in your city!

Further information can be found at the Welcome to Australia website and Facebook page.

 Where will you walk?

Adelaide: 1pm at Elder Park

Brisbane: 1pm at Kurilpa Point Park, 11 Montague Road, South Brisbane

Canberra: 1pm at Reconciliation Place (near Questacon) to Parliament House

Darwin: 12.45 at St Mary’s Cathederal

Geelong: 1pm 94.7 The Pulse 68-70 Little Ryrie St

Gold Coast: 1pm at South Port

Hobart: 1pm at Princes Park, Battery Point 

Logan: 3pm at Wembley Service Road, Logan Central

Melbourne: 1pm at the State Library of Victoria

Mt Gambier: 10am at Vansittart Park

Newcastle: 12pm at Newcastle Civic Park

Perth: 11am at John McMillan Park

Rockhampton: 1pm at Police-Citizens Youth Club (PCYC)

Sydney: 1pm at the Sydney Town Hall

Toowoomba: 1pm at the Council Chambers

Townsville: 11am at TMSG 63 Ross River Rd, Mundingburra

Whyalla: 12.30pm on November 1 at 35 Wood Terrace, Whyalla

Wollongong: 1pm at McCabe Park

SALT Magazine is an African-Australian Community News Magazine, created to provide print and online news and information on a broad range of issues of interest to the African community in Australia as well as to the wider general public. Our main aim is to act as a platform for the voice of the new and emerging African Australian communities, providing an African perspective to Australian topics. We wish to highlight African refugee success stories and encourage community development by exploring the challenges faced by new arrivals.

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