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We are ‘In This Together’ for Reconciliation Week 2020

19 May 2020

National Reconciliation Week shines a light on Australia and its journey towards reconciliation. 

The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2020, In this together, reminds us all, that we need to be in this journey together.

In 2020, National Reconciliation Week marks the 20th anniversary of the reconciliation walks. People came together across Australia, marching together, crossing bridges in a show of support for reconciliation.

With the current restrictions due to COVID-19, Reconciliation Australia have taken a different approach to events for the week. Many events will be online and you can join in the activities through social media.

Suggestions on how you can participate in the events and be In this together include:

National Acknowledgment of Country

To launch the week, Reconciliation Australia are asking everyone to share an Acknowledgment of Country on social media and show respect to the Traditional Owners of the Land you are on (see the AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia).

Share your posts with the tags #InThisTogether2020 #NRW2020 at 12pm (AEST) on Wednesday 27 May 2020.

Panel Discussion: Reconciliation Bridge Walks of 2000

Tens of thousands of people participated in the 2000 bridge walks for reconciliation, which was the biggest demonstration of public support for a cause that has ever taken place in Australia.

On Thursday 28 May 12pm (AEST) Reconciliation Australia and the ABC will host a reflective discussion on the bridge walks of 2000 and the role of reconciliation. Hosted by Larissa Behrendt, the discussion features the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, the Hon Linda Burney MP, Reconciliation Australia CEO Karen Mundine, and University of Wollongong Lecturer, Summer May Finlay.

You can watch the Facebook Livestream on the Reconciliation Australia or ABC Australia Facebook pages or listen to the recording on Radio National or on ABC local radio.

In Film Together

The annual SBS Reconciliation Week Film Club is back for another year with online, on-demand streaming. Get together with your friends, family, workmates, network and community and watch online one or more of the captivating documentaries or TV shows available at SBS Reconciliation Week Film Club.

This year, FanForceTV, a community based film-streaming platform, will be hosting an Indigenous Film Festival. The selected films share the history, culture and other related themes which Reconciliation Week is built on. There will be 8 film events including premieres and live Q&A's with the filmmakers.

Find out more

National Reconciliation Week is held from 27 May to 3 June.

The Reconciliation Australia website has more information, events and resources on National Reconciliation Week.

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