Diverse ways to belong

What does ‘belonging’ mean? Some 16 locals explain what belonging means to them in a video montage as part of Melton council celebrations of the city’s rich diversity.

The I Belong exhibition at CS Gallery showcases the different people who make up Melton’s profile, raising awareness about the city’s “collective heritage”.

Melton mayor Sophie Ramsey encouraged people to visit the exhibition and hear the stories.

“The city of Melton is home to people from more than 130 nations,” Cr Ramsey said. “Everyone belongs and has a place in our community, and we’ll be celebrating that and much, much more.”

As part of Cultural Diversity Week, council is also running a children’s poster competition, encouraging youngsters to express what diversity and harmony means to them.

And it will host a Harmony Day celebration on Saturday, March 18, with activities including cultural dance and music performances, and multicultural cuisines.

Winners of the poster competition will be announced during this event, 11am-2.30pm on the lawns of Caroline Springs library, 193 Caroline Springs Boulevard.

The I Belong exhibition runs until Saturday, March 18, at the CS Gallery, 193 Caroline Springs Boulevard.

Details: melton.vic.gov.au/diversity.