HARMONY Day was held recently in Griffith.
The rain held off for most of the day.
Gratitude was obvious that we were able to hold and share this symbolic event, despite, the threat of inclement weather.
Faith from the community had a big impact on the success of day.
The delicious array of diverse foods that were presented by the community were enjoyed by all who were able to attend the event.
Check out our Facebook page for an insight into the day.
Planning for the Multicultural Festival 2021, projected to be held in October, has started. More to come.
Bullying has been brought up a number of times at our monthly meetings lately and needs be noted.
So what is bullying? According to a Wikipedia bullying is the use of force, coercion, hurtful teasing or threat, to aggressively dominate or intimidate.
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The behaviour is often repeated and habitual, creating an imbalance of physical or social power.
Bullying may be characterized by the following three criteria hostile, intent and imbalance of power, repetitive over a period of time.
Aggressive behaviour intended to hurt another individual, physically, mentally, or emotionally.
It can range from one-on-one individual bullying to group bullying.
Bullying in schools and the workplace may be referred to as "peer abuse". A bullying culture can develop in any situation where people interact with each other. This may include schools, family or the workplace.
Bullying can happen online, via various digital platforms and devices and it can be obvious - overt or hidden - covert.
Bullying is never acceptable in any form or for any reason. It can have immediate, medium and long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders.
If you are being bullied, then don't be silent but tell someone who may be a peer leader, friend, or trusted advisor and who is willing to help, listen and act.
As a community it is important to address the issue of bullying, not to brush it under the rug or make excuses for people responsible for bullying behaviour. It is always unacceptable to belittle or degrade someone based on their appearance, gender or cultural background. We should always foster an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding.
If you need help or support:
- 13 11 14 Lifeline Australia https://www.lifeline.org.au
- 1300 22 4636 https://www.beyondblue.org.au
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