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22 May 2019

QUT staff and students will be celebrating Reconciliation at QUT with a series of events and activities from May to August. Get involved, learn something new and play your part.

Events begin just prior to National Reconciliation Week, which runs each year from 27 May to 3 June.

The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week is “Grounded in truth, walk together with courage”. The journey towards reconciliation requires both truth and courage. There will be learning and unlearning, challenging conversations, and some difficult truths to confront. But it’s a journey we can all walk together.

Reconciliation at QUT Events

Friday 24 May

National Reconciliation Week Quiz Night

Gather a team together to have fun, support a great cause and see if your knowledge is 'grounded in truth'. Proceeds from this event will support Indigiso to send a team to the 2019 Indigenous Nationals in Perth, a week-long multisport competition for Indigenous student athletes.

5:30 - 9:30pm, Level 5, Education Precinct (E Block), Kelvin Grove campus

Register

Monday 27 May

Film screening: We don't need a map

The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. Ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual.One of Australia’s leading film-makers, Warwick Thornton, tackles this fiery subject head-on in this bold, poetic essay-film.

12:00 - 1:25pm, HiQ Activity Room, Kelvin Grove library

East West Global Cafe: Reconciliation Week edition

Global Cafe is recognising National Reconciliation Week with a badge making activity so you can demonstrate your commitment to be "grounded in truth and walk together with courage." Come along and bring a friend for coffee, chats and badge making.

2:00 - 3:00pm, Beadles cafe, Kelvin Grove campus

Find out more

Tuesday 28 May

Film screening: We don't need a map

The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. Ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual.One of Australia’s leading film-makers, Warwick Thornton, tackles this fiery subject head-on in this bold, poetic essay-film.

12:00 - 1:25pm, HiQ Activiy Room, Gardens Point library

East West Global Cafe: Reconciliation Week edition

Global Cafe is recognising National Reconciliation Week with a badge making activity so you can demonstrate your commitment to be "grounded in truth and walk together with courage." Come along and bring a friend for coffee, chats and badge making.

2:00 - 3:00pm, Artisans cafe, Gardens Point campus

Find out more

Wednesday 29 May

Collaborative art workshop

What does reconciliation mean to you? In these workshops, hosted by artist Rachael Sarra and Troy Casey from Blaklash Projects, participants will reflect on this theme and collaborate on an artwork. Contribute your ideas or get hands-on with the canvas as we explore and create together.

Option 1: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Option 2: 1:00 - 3:00pm

QUT Art Museum, Gardens Point campus

Find out more and register

Thursday 30 May

Film screening: Occupation Native

The Aboriginal story is often buried deep beneath the accepted 247-year Australian historical narrative. It’s not that the Australian story is wrong, it’s just that it’s a wee bit one-sided. Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas bites back at Australian history in this inspired satire.

12:00 - 1:00pm, HiQ Activity Room, Gardens Point library

Monday 3 June

Film screening: Occupation Native

The Aboriginal story is often buried deep beneath the accepted 247-year Australian historical narrative. It’s not that the Australian story is wrong, it’s just that it’s a wee bit one-sided. Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas bites back at Australian history in this inspired satire.

12:00 - 1:00pm, HiQ Activity Room, Kelvin Grove library

Mabo oration featuring Luke Pearson

The Mabo Oration is a biennial event presented by the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland and QPAC. Limited tickets have been made available for QUT staff and students - please note these have all been claimed but you are welcome to join the waitlist.

6:00 - 7:30pm, Playhouse, QPAC, South Brisbane

Also, keep an eye out for digital displays around campus...

Reconciliation at QUT content will be displayed on The Cube and HiQ screens throughout National Reconciliation Week so take a moment to check it out and learn something new.

...and stay tuned for information about other activities happening later in the year

  • NAIDOC Week will be held from 7 - 14 July, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year's theme is "Voice, treaty, truth". There will be a variety of community events and activities happening around Brisbane.
  • Murri-Ailan Way will be held at QUT during August, with markets and other activities happening at both campuses.
  • Also in August, the QUT Library will host Paperbark: First Nation Narratives, to showcase Indigenous authors.
  • In October, QUT Library and QUT Precincts will host their second annual fundraising book sale for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

More information on all of these events will be available closer to the time.

Date
22 May 2019 - 03 June 2019
Location
Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses
Organisation
Equity and Student Counselling
Info
Emma Prior
Phone
3138 0173
Email
emma.prior@qut.edu.au
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