Reconciliation Victoria Events - NRW 2022

Reconciliation Victoria Events - NRW 2022

Webinar - Reconciliation in Education
Aboriginal Change Makers

The Aboriginal Change Makers resource, created by Worawa College in partnership with Parliament Victoria, is designed for Victorian students to learn about Aboriginal figures in history and to bring their stories and truth-telling into classrooms across Victoria.

Join Reconciliation Victoria for this special conversation about the Aboriginal Change Makers resource and reconciliation in education with:

- Dr Lois Peeler OAM, Executive Director of Worawa College and creator of Aborginal Change Makers

- Dr Narelle Wood from Community Engagement Department, Parliament Victoria

When: Thursday 19 May, 4pm - 5pm

Where: Online

Register here.

The Long Walk

Join Reconciliation Victoria at the stand. Be brave, let's talk about racism and reconciliation in sport! Live Illustrator onsite to draw the changes you want to see.

The Long Walk returns this year to Federation Square with live music performed by some of Australia's leading First Nations artists. Free sport and art activations, and a barbecue fundraiser put on by Scouts Victoria.

When: Sat 21 May, 12pm - 4pm

Where: Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

You can read more on the history of the Long Walk and full program here.


Virtual Breakfast
Being Brave and Making Change for 20 years


Reconciliation Victoria invites reconciliation supporters to join a virtual breakfast to launch National Reconciliation Week and celebrate our 20-year milestone anniversary.

Reconciliation Victoria representatives will share updates and talk about our journey facilitating reconciliation across the state. Victorian Local Reconciliation Network Presidents will reflect on the brave changes their networks have made to support reconciliation over the past 20 years.

The breakfast will begin with a Welcome to Country by a Wurundjeri Woi- Wurrung Elder. Make yourself a cuppa, tune in, and start your National Reconciliation Week being brave, making, and supporting meaningful change.

When: Fri 27 May, 7:30am - 9:30am

Where: Online

The full list speakers and registration here.

Lunch Webinar
RAP Leaders in Local Government


An online panel discussion which will circle around the NRW theme Being Brave: Making Change and look at how Council Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) are helping to create positive cultural change, both in workplaces and across municipalities. Also, what work do Councils still need to do to support reconciliation and self-determination for and with First Peoples.

Guest speakers:

- Todd Condie (City of Port Phillip)
- Samantha Buckley (Moonee Valley Council)
- Fiona Machin (Greater Bendigo Shire
- Deborah Mellett (Bayside City Council)

- Karen Milward (RAP Consultant)

When: Wed 1 June, 12pm - 1:30pm

Where: Online

Register here.

'Walk the River' Exhibition
By Uncle Jim Berg

Reconciliation Victoria is hosting a special event to share a personal collection of stories, poems and scar tree photographs by respected Gunditjmara Elder, Uncle Jim Berg

An immersive exhibition where you can take ‘the memory of these scarred trees with you forever, and share their story.’ Features performances by Djirri Djirri dance group, food and beverages. Please join us to recognise and celebrate brave Elders like Uncle Jim, who make positive cultural change every day.

When: Thu 2 June, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Blak Dot Gallery, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick.

The exhibition will run until Thursday 23 June.

Register here.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Victoria.

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