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Students enjoying Fusion Festival.

7 March 2022

Celebrate our cultural diversity with amazing food, fun and live music at Fusion Festival!

Here at Deakin, we are proud of our diverse University community. As part of our overall mission to instil a strong sense of belonging in everyone who studies and works at Deakin, we value and embrace the cultural differences and perspectives each of us bring to the University. 

This March, we’re shining a spotlight on cultural diversity as we observe Harmony Day (21 March), the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March) and Cultural Diversity Week (19–27 March), and we can’t wait to celebrate the spirit of multiculturalism with you all at our very own Fusion Festival! 

Join us for Fusion Festival on your campus 

Fusion Festival (formerly Dragon Festival for seasoned students) is our celebration of cultural diversity at Deakin. From Monday 21–Friday 25 March, we’ll be hosting a range of events across the Burwood, Waterfront, Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses to recognise and honour the impressive mix of cultural backgrounds in our University community.  

Come celebrate our unique melting pot of cultures with events and activities such as our annual Colour Run/Walk, live music from Ganga Giri and street performers, Flying Wok cooking demonstrations, Author Talk hosted by Deakin Library, Deakin University Art Gallery’s ‘secret’ installation, delicious multicultural food, street art, crafternoon, henna tattoos and online sessions – just to name a few! 

Everyone is welcome to share in our Fusion Festival celebrations, so join us for all-ages fun with our vibrant student community! It’s the perfect way to mark the start of 2022. 

What’s on 

Stay up to date with what’s happening on campus via our Fusion Festival events page

We’ll also be debuting our global playlist on Harmony Day at your campus, so get your requests in now.

Catch you on campus in Week 3 for great food, music and festivities!   

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