Tuesday, June 14, 2016

[Multiculturalism in Action 2015-2016] FUN with Interculturalism – World No Tobacco Day 2016

The Multiculturalism in Action (MIA) Project participated in the World No Tobacco Day 2016, organized by the United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service. The program was held on 29 May 2016 in King George V Memorial Park, Jordan, to raise awareness about smoking hazards, and motivate the public, especially ethnic minorities and new immigrants to take the initial step to quit smoking, and consequently foster a healthy environment. Prof. Maria Tam was invited to give a short speech during the opening ceremony. She encouraged everyone, regardless of ethnic background, to support family, friends, and colleagues to quit smoking, as smoking affected not only the health of the smokers, but also those around them.

Guests of the event promoting the message of a tobacco-free Hong Kong
MIA displayed an Exhibition on the South Asian Communities in Hong Kong, which attracted a lot of South Asian visitors. With a focus on Nepali culture and kabaddi, the visitors commented that they have learned a lot. Some Nepali parents took chance to teach their children about the history and culture of the Nepalis in Hong Kong.

Guests viewing the Exhibition
The afternoon was filled with the music dance performances by different groups.

South Asian dance performances
If you would like to learn more about the health issues of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong, click the links below to view the public seminars organized by MIA:

Health Issues among South Asians in Hong Kong (online video) 

Health and the Pakistani Community 

An Exhibition Handbook on South Asian Communities in Hong Kong is now available free of charge to the public, please email us to get your copy!

Contact: Ms. Connie Lee (lee-connie@cuhk.edu.hk)

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