Projects to promote family feel

Ashwini SaseedaranSouth Western Times

MULTICULTURALISM, understanding and friendship will be explored on a more regular basis as Bunbury Multicultural Group’s new chairwoman Shamara Williams aims to promote a more inclusive community.

Intermittently a committee member for the past 15 years, Ms Williams said she was excited about her new leadership position.

“I’m really excited for this year and I have an awesome committee with lots of ideas and energy,” she said.

But although the group had evolved and grown significantly over the years to match the increasing diversity of the region, Ms Williams said her main focus would be bringing people together more frequently.

“The South West Multicultural Festival is amazing but I feel we need to do more projects to provide cross-cultural conversations,” she said.

“Many migrants over the years have talked about us providing them with a family, so I want get back to that instead of just an annual show.

“I’m very passionate about networking and doing things collaboratively so I would love to have more involvement with other organisations and individuals.

“I encourage people to get in contact with us so we can do more to spread the message of cross-cultural understanding and friendship.”

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