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26 May 2020

Today is National Sorry Day: join us for a series of events to commemorate National Reconciliation Week

National Sorry Day  is an Australia-wide observance held on26 May each year to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country’s Indigenous peoples 

Today we come together and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen Generations refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. 

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week  runs annually from  27 May to 3 June, and commemorates two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. 

It’s a chance for all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and to grow as a nation. It culminates in Mabo Day on 3 June, commemorating Eddie Mabo and his milestone campaign for Indigenous land rights. 

2020 also marks the 20th anniversary of the reconciliation walks of 2000, when people came together to walk on bridges and roads across the nation to show their support for a more reconciled Australia. Today we work together to further that national journey towards a fully reconciled country. 

We invite you to join our National Reconciliation Week events

Reconciliation Conversation Series
Curated by Deakin’s Office of Indigenous Strategy and Innovation. A series of four webinars, 11am–12 noon.

Wednesday 27 May
Reconciliation Week 2020 – Deakin University Official Opening

Thursday 28 May
How are we heard? 

Friday 29 May
How are we seen?

Monday 1 June
How we work together

Registration for Reconciliation Conversation Series events

Curating Indigenous Art panel discussion
A National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) virtual conversation with local Indigenous art curators, presented in collaboration with Koorie Heritage Trust, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Deakin University.

Friday 29 May, 2–3pm
More information and register  

Deakin values inclusion and diversity, embraces difference and seeks to nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. You can learn more on the  Diversity and Inclusion  web page. 

Banner image: Installation view of From Bark to Neon: Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection exhibition space at the Ian Potter Centre NGV Australia from 3 November 2018 –14 July 2019. Photo: Tom Ross

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