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‘In this together’: online National Reconciliation Week celebrations begin this week

By May 27, 2020No Comments

Western Australians are encouraged to join the digital celebration of Reconciliation Week 2020, as COVID-19 reminds us that, more than ever, we are ‘In this together’.

 

The national celebration of Reconciliation Week starts today (May 27) and runs until Wednesday, June 3.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, large public gatherings have been replaced with immersive online content, including storytelling and videos, to empower Australians to understand and better participate in truth telling.

 

Reconciliation WA has compiled a video series called Reconciliation Conversations, which features prominent Aboriginal Western Australians including Des Headland, Tui Raven, Richard Walley, Robyn Smith-Walley and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt.

 

This year’s theme, ‘In this together’, is a theme that Western Australians have embraced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

In a remarkable display of mutual respect and collaboration, industry, governments, Aboriginal communities and individuals have over the past three months partnered to protect Aboriginal communities from the spread of COVID-19.

 

For more information about Reconciliation Week 2020, visit: https://www.recwa.org.au/