Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Rob Johnson will formally launch Multicultural Week this morning.
It is the second year running that international students in Western Australia have organised the event - a week-long showcase of food, dance, art and performance.
Mr Johnson congratulated the organisers of Multicultural Week.
“There are more than 20,000 international students in WA,” he said.
“These students are giving all Western Australians a closer look at their cultures, as well as showing their appreciation to the wider community.
“WA is home to people from more than 190 different cultural backgrounds, making our State one of the best examples of multiculturalism in the world.
“The interest generated by an event like Multicultural Week shows just how successful we have become in embracing new cultures.”
The Office of Citizenship and Multicultural Interests’ Community Grants Program has provided assistance with funding for this event.
Campuses throughout WA will hold various events during Multicultural Week, which ends with performances, the release of orange harmony balloons and a multicultural procession in Forrest Place on Saturday, September 9.
WA Multicultural Week kicks off at 11am today outside Alexander Library.
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