Our Multicultural City: A Collection of Poems by Students in the City of Belmont
To commemorate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
on 21 May, a collection of poems submitted by local students have been published by the City of Belmont.
Students from City of Belmont schools were offered an opportunity to write poems that would capture their perceptions of their multicultural world: their hopes and aspirations, their families, their culture and traditions.
Poems were submitted in early 2016 as part of an expression of interest for poetry for the City's Multicultural Action Plan 2016-2018: Connecting, Celebrating and Growing (MAP). Five poems were chosen by the City to include within the MAP. To further acknowledge and recognise the work of all students who have submitted their poems, the City has put together this booklet: Our Multicultural City: A Collection of Poems by Students in the City of Belmont.
Limited hard copies of the booklet are also available at the Civic Centre front desk or in Ruth Faulkner Public Library.
‘My Story, My Home’ Photographic Project
To commemorate United Nations Day on 24 October, the City of Belmont in partnership with World Press Photo Perth and the students at Australian Islamic College launched a photographic exhibition called 'My Story, My Home'
'My Story, My Home' is a photographic project empowering students from the Australian Islamic College (Kewdale Campus) to share their diverse stories with the greater community.
Through workshops with internationally awarded photojournalist, Tim Matsui, students learnt how to compose and share their visual stories online and in an exhibition.
The exhibition aims to combat stereotypes and show the community the diversity and the common connections within, between and across the Muslim and wider community.
To view the 'My Story, My Home' youth stories about multiculturalism online, click here.
To view the 'My Story, My Home: sharing stories and starting conversations' booklet, click here.
For more information, contact the Cultural Engagement Officer on 9477 7453 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.