14 May 2018

We will be celebrating Reconciliation at QUT with a series of activities from 26 May – 10 August, with digital displays from 25 May – 1June. Join us to reflect on and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, community and talent.

The National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2018 theme is Don’t keep history a mystery. We encourage all Australians to learn, share and grow through the exploration of Australia’s past. Show your support for reconciliation by attending an event, learning something new about Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, and encouraging those around you to do so as well.

This year’s NAIDOC theme (National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee) Because of her we can acknowledges the roles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played and continue to play within our societies.


QUT’s Reconciliation program of events

Saturday 26 May

Inter-Uni Reconciliation Cup. Griffith University – Nathan Campus.
Fiona Smallwood

Monday 28 May

Global Café Reconciliation Week edition: Connect with people and cultures at East West Global Café. 2-3pm, A105, KG. Details and register here

Tuesday 29 May

The first Vice-Chancellor’s Forum event for 2018, presented in conjunction with The Griffith Review, First Things First with guest speaker Stan Grant. 12-1pm (followed by a light lunch), RoomThreeSixty, Level 10, Y Block, GP. Register here by 23 May.

Global Café Reconciliation Week edition: Connect with people and cultures at East West Global Café. 2-3pm, Artisans, GP. Details and register here

Wednesday 30 May

Giving Back - Going Forward: My Struggle, My Fight. 10am, OJW Room, Level 12, S Block, GP. Join the wait list – email Katalin Csatlos.

Thursday 31 May

Screening: We don’t need a map. 10am-12pm, HiQ Activity Room, Level 2, KG Library/HiQ, R Block, KG.
All are welcome – popcorn provided.

Monday 9 July

Outdoor cinema: The Sapphires with special guest and original Sapphires member Aunty Lois Peeler. 4.30pm, A Block Lawn, KG. Food trucks, face painting and activities for the whole family.
Find out more

Thursday 19 July

Weaving workshop & demonstration with QUT Alumni Leecee Charmichael, a proud Quandamooka woman and descendant of the Ngugi people. An internationally renowned artist and fashion designer she is famously known for using traditional techniques (knots and weaving) to create clothing and jewellery using natural materials.10-11.30am, O303, GP.
Register here.

Tuesday 7 August

Murri-Ailan Way Discussion panel @ OJW Room, Level 10, Level 12, S Block, GP.  Details will be confirmed in late June.

Wednesday 8 August

Paperbark: First Nation Narratives - showcasing Indigenous writing. Kelvin Grove Library / HiQ, R Block, KG. Details will be confirmed in late June.

Murri-Ailan Way @ A Block Lawn, KG.
Details will be confirmed in late June.

Thursday 9 August

Murri-Ailan Way @ Kidney Lawn & Main Drive, GP.
Details will be confirmed in late June.

Friday 10 August

Murri-Ailan Way @ Botanic Bar, GP.
Details will be confirmed in late June.


Keep an eye-out for the below activities and displays around campus...

Digital displays will pop-up from 25 May – 1 July, check out the Cube, HiQ screens, big TVs in the food courts and small screens around campus for Reconciliation at QUT content.

Keep an eye on QUT’s social media channels for what’s happening around campus.

During October the QUT Library and Precincts are hosting an Indigenous Literacy Foundation book sale fundraiser at QUT Gardens Theatre Foyer, GP. All are welcome and further details will be available in September.

Equity and Student Counselling Department
Angela Johnson
3138 0173

Design acknowledgement: Melanie Booker

Image acknowledgement: Reconciliation Australia Design acknowledgement: Melanie Booker

Global Café Reconciliation Week Image acknowledgement: East West

Murri-Ailan Way Image description: Oodgeroo Noonuccal Artist acknowledgement: Jhana Grey