Armstrong calls for establishment of Multiculturalism Day

Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has called for the establishment of a Multiculturalism Day in Northern Ireland to celebrate the diversity of our society.

Strangford MLA Ms Armstrong said this week’s Multiculturalism Day in Canada was a good example of how the event would work, advocating the strength it can bring to a country.

“No matter a person’s background, their ages, their religion, their gender, their sexuality or anything else, they are equal members of our society. Multiculturalism is a strength and something which is a benefit to us culturally, economically and politically.

“Given recent media reports, whether they are unfounded or not, now is the time for people in Northern Ireland to unite and show our community is stronger not in spite of its differences but because of them.

“Everyone would be able to contribute to the day and it would give us a platform as a society to show we will not allow intolerance or discrimination to take hold here.”

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