Friday, June 23, 2017

The Multiculturalism in Action Project participating in the World No Tobacco Day 2017

The Multiculturalism in Action (MIA) Project participated in the World No Tobacco Day 2017 on 28 May. This event was organized by the United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service with an intention to raise awareness and motivate everyone to quit smoking, consequently fostering a healthier community. Prof. Maria Tam, Director of the MIA, was invited to give a short speech during the opening ceremony. By sharing her own family story, she encouraged everyone to quit smoking for their family as well as for one’s health.

Let’s have a look on some of the great moments on that day!

The Exhibition on the South Asian Communities in Hong Kong was displayed, with a focus on the Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan communities in Hong Kong. Project publications such as the Exhibition Handbooks and pamphlets in eight languages were distributed for free.

Prof. Tam introducing project publications to guest

The afternoon was filled with joy and performances which showcased talents of different ethnic groups in Hong Kong.

 Filipino group dance

Belly dance with band music

Let’s dance!

Let’s work together for a smoke-free Hong Kong!

Want to join our upcoming events and take actions to promote cultural diversity in Hong Kong? Come and join our latest intercultural program, the ICONIC Mums Program! The Program aims at bringing women of different ethnic backgrounds together and make changes in society. The training workshops in July and August will enhance their multicultural knowledge, individual development, and mutual empowerment. Participants will then form groups to plan and implement community-based projects, which will further disseminate appreciation of cultural diversity and will inspire a new round of social innovation among different ethnic communities in Hong Kong.

We are looking for both participants and volunteers! Click the link below

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