There are many ways you can actively participate in National Reconciliation Week 2022.
This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme, Be Brave Make Change is a challenge to all of us to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.
Change begins with brave actions in your daily life – where you live, work, play and socialise.
Take these actions with you every day of the year, not just during National Reconciliation Week.
You can also come and be part of a discussion about a new sculpture that will honour three women who significantly impacted the lives of the Kurnai people from the Drouin area. The sculpture will be designed by local artists and installed in Baw Baw Shire.
The project titled ‘Three Women on Kurnai Country’ will see local artists Jessie McLennan, Rebecca Vandyk-Hamilton, and Jeannie Haughton collaborate with Kurnai elder Aunty Cheryl Drayton to create a life-size bronze artwork and accompanying historic storytelling piece.
Get news from Reconciliation Australia and Reconciliation Victoria. Links to social media channels are available from these sites.
Reconciliation Victoria has a series of free webinars and events that you can participate in.
Webinar - Reconciliation in Education - Aboriginal Change Makers
The Aboriginal Change Makers resource, created by Worawa College in partnership with Parliament Victoria, is designed for Victorian students to learn about Aboriginal figures in history and to bring their stories and truth-telling into classrooms across Victoria.
When: Thursday 19 May, 4-5pm
Virtual breakfast - Being brave and making change for 20 years.
Reconciliation Victoria representatives will share updates and talk about our journey facilitating reconciliation across the state. Victorian Local Reconciliation Network Presidents will reflect on the brave changes their networks have made to support reconciliation over the past 20 years.
The breakfast will begin with a Welcome to Country by a Wurundjeri Woi- Wurrung Elder. Make yourself a cuppa, tune in, and start your National Reconciliation Week being brave, making, and supporting meaningful change.
When: Friday 27 May, 7.30-9.30am
Lunch webinar - RAP leaders in Local Government
An online panel discussion which will circle around the NRW theme Being Brave: Making Change and look at how Council Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) are helping to create positive cultural change, both in workplaces and across municipalities. Also, what work do Councils still need to do to support reconciliation and self-determination for and with First Peoples.
When: Wednesday 1 June, 12pm-1.30pm