At 1pm on June 23, in more than 10 capital cities and regional centres across Australia, thousands of Australians will walk in unity, symbolically expressing the positive future we dream of for our communities and nation.
Walk Together is an opportunity for Australians to join together in celebration of our diversity and in recognition that for the sake of our future we need to learn to ‘walk together’.
The walks will be an opportunity for the Australian community – Aboriginal Australians, refugees, migrants, international students, longterm Australians – to demonstrate our multicultural reality and call for an end to the politics of fear, division and prejudice.
The byline of the campaign is, simply, It’s Time To Walk Together. It’s a non-partisan, non-political statement of solidarity and multicultural unity.
Walk Together will be a celebration of all that diversity adds to our society, as we recognise that we have all walked different paths to become part of the combined Australian journey.
Each walk will finish at a local place of significance with a small festival celebrating the diverse cultures that make up the Australian experience.
Walk Together exists to call out the best in the Australian character, our inclusive, generous, compassionate and welcoming nature in a large demonstration of the nation we’d like to become.
We believe the time is right for this sentiment to be given public expression.
It’s time to Walk Together.
Image credit: Walk Together.
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