Published on 14 May 2019

Council celebrates National Reconciliation Week 2019

Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage is the theme for National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2019.

To be held between 27 May and 3 June, NRW is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about and reflect on our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in our community.

To celebrate NRW, Council will host a series of events, commencing with the official launch on Monday 27 May. To be held from 6pm to 8pm in Council’s Gallery, there will be a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.
Other events to be held through the week include:

Weaving your own twined mat
Tuesday 28 May, 5pm–9pm
Gunditjmara artist and Master Weaver Aunty Bronwyn Razem will share stories of her family and the traditional practice of weaving, while teaching you how to create a twined mat.

Celebrating Culture: Contemporary Indigenous Art exhibition curators talk
Wednesday 29 May, 6pm — Council’s Gallery
Join Council’s Gallery Curator for an engaging discussion about the exhibition theme and the artworks included in the exhibition, which is on display until Sunday 28 July.

Movie night
Wednesday 29 May, 7pm — Glen Eira Town Hall

Voice from the desert
Aboriginal singer Zaachariaha Fielding returns to the tiny central desert community of Mimili to reveal the inspiration behind his unique music.

Stolen Generations
This film tells three stories of Aboriginal Australians — Cleonie Quayle, Bobby Randall and Daisy Howard who were removed.

Interview with Uncle Jack Charles on Reconciliation
Saturday 1 June, 7pm — Glen Eira Town Hall
Host Troy Benjamin interviews Uncle Jack Charles about his life and what reconciliation means to him.

A guided tour of Mallanbool Reserve
Sunday 2 June, 11am and 12pmExplore the flora and fauna with the Boon Wurrung People’s cultural and historical insights.

Indigenous StoryTime
Monday 3 June, 11am–1pm

Join Yarn Strong Sista to gain an insight into the Victorian Koorie culture.

For further information and to book, visit our National Reconciliation Week page or contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.

Media release

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