Celebrate Reconciliation Week in Yarra

Monday 22 May 2017

National Reconciliation Week offers an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Yarra City Council’s vision for reconciliation is to be a local government leader in Victoria and across the country in addressing the complex issues underlying inequalities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.

Our Reconciliation journey began in 1999 with the formation of the Aboriginal Advisory Group, which currently counts two Councillors and two Wurundjeri Elders amongst its membership.

This group oversees the development of Council’s Aboriginal Partnerships Plan every four years. The plan is implemented by Council’s internal Reconciliation Action Plan working group.

This year Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May – 3 June 2017 and we are holding a range of events across Yarra.

We believe that reconciliation is a continuing process that requires an understanding of the past and a plan for the future.

Join us at the following events to celebrate and to show your support:

Reconciliation on the Rooftop

Monday 29 May • 12–2 pm • Bargoonga Nganjin, Nth Fitzroy Library

Celebrate Reconciliation Week with traditional dancers, and a keynote speaker on the importance of Sorry Day. (This event is in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria and SNAICC.

Book your FREE ticket at eventbrite.

BlakWiz in Reconciliation Week

Wednesday 31 May • 7pm • Fitzroy Library, Reading Room

Join us for a fun evening of trivia and performance by a very special guest: Uncle Jack Charles.

Create your own team of 4 or 6 people, or join a team on the night to be in the running to win the BlakWiz Cup!

Light snacks and drinks will be provided. BlakWiz is an alcohol free event.  Age 15+ .

Book your FREE ticket at eventbrite.

Stolen Generations Marker

This year Yarra City Council is collaborating with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to honour the struggles and resilience of the Stolen Generations.

A Stolen Generations Marker and garden is planned – honouring important stories and becoming a place for collective healing.

Help us realise our community’s vision for a Stolen Generations Marker in Fitzroy.

For more information or to make a donation visit www.yarracityarts.com.au/marker


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