Celebrate cultural diversity while supporting a remote community to develop sustainable solutions to poverty with Palms Together Day 2018.
All too often, fear of the “other” divides us. We seem to worry that giving opportunity to others means losing opportunities for ourselves, rather than embracing the diversity that creates more opportunities for all.
On 20 May 2018, we’re calling on Australians to celebrate the cultural diversity of their family, friends, workplaces and communities by hosting a multicultural lunch or dinner. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish from a culture they identify with, along with a small donation to Palms Australia.
By getting involved in Palms Together Day, you’ll be creating stronger connections to your own and others’ diverse cultural heritage. Your donation will help Palms Australia to meet the requests of remote communities overseas for volunteers who can build skills that sustainably reduce poverty.
About Palms Australia
Palms Australia’s vision is to enable people to reach beyond every barrier of culture, religion, nationality, gender, class and individualism, to cooperate in achieving a just, sustainable, interdependent and peaceful world free of poverty.
Palms Australia recruits, prepares, sends and supports volunteers to share their skills and their lives with people of many different cultures. This enables volunteers to be inspired by the life lessons of a new cultural perspective. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
Why “Palms Together”?
Whether it’s a handshake, a high-five, a prayer, or reaching out to give or receive, placing our palms together creates a human connection. Palms Australia provides an opportunity to create this same human connection and celebrate the rich diversity of cultures across the globe.
Palms Australia works to achieve this solidarity creating and strengthening connections between Australian and international communities. Through solidarity volunteering, cross-cultural awareness training, ethical immersion trips and community partnerships, we facilitate shared action to achieve just, sustainable, and peaceful development.
Embracing and celebrating the cultural diversity of your community is a powerful thing. Register your event now to receive your free host pack. We will be in touch shortly to answer any questions you may have.