National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is fast approaching - get involved and show your support for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
NRW is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.
This week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.
QUT is hosting several events both during and after the official dates for NRW, get involved to show your support for Reconciliation.
Monday 26 May:
East West Global Cafe @ Beadles KG, 11am - 12pm
Tuesday 27 May:
QUT Law Society Reconciliation Breakfast @ level 5, Law Library, C Block GP. 8:30 - 10am, RSVPs are essential as places are limited - register here.
TED Lounge @ level 3 KG Library, 12 - 1pm. Join us in the TED Lounge to view TEDx presentations by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander speakers. Sessions held daily from 27 May - 3 June. No RSVP necessary.
East West Global Cafe @ Gerbinos GP, 2 - 3pm
QUT Art Museum Book Swap in conjunction with TEXTA @ Main Drive GP (outside U Block), 5 - 6pm. All proceeds will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation - find out more here
Wednesday 28 May:
Bush Tucker Walk @ Brisbane Botanic Gardens GP, 12 - 1pm. Join Danny Doyle to sample and learn about traditional Aboriginal foods you may walk past every day. RSVPs are essential as places are limited - register here.
Thursday 29 May:
Stolen Wages DVD Launch @ IHBI KG, 10:30 am. Come and experience the stories of local Elders Melita Orcher and Uncle Kevin Bond at the launch of ANTaR's Stolen Wages videos. Guest speakers Dr Ros Kidd and Leeanne Enoch will provide more information about stolen wages and the ongoing impact this injustice continues to have on Indigenous Australians today. RSVPs are essential for catering purposes - register here.
Tuesday 3 June:
'Journey for Recognition and Reconciliation' Yarning Circle with Uncle Bill Buchanan @ level 3 KG Library, 12 - 1pm. Come and reflect on what you've learnt during the week at the TED Lounge, all are welcome - no RSVP necessary.
Image from Reconciliation Week 2012 at QUT's Caboolture Campus