2019 AGM and FORUM – Connecting the dots: Victoria’s Changing Reconciliation Landscape

October 7, 2019

Includes Reconciliation Victoria AGM and ANTaR Victoria AGM.
Date: Saturday October 26, 2019
Time: 12.30pm – 4.15pm
Venue: Edinburgh Gardens Community Room, near W.T. Peterson Oval, Edinburgh Gardens, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North

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Forum Overview

Victoria has a long history of strong activism from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people fighting for their rights; with several recent developments around Treaty, Statement of the Heart and Self-Determination in Victoria. Join us to unpack what these developments mean in the midst of ongoing injustice, what this means for reconciliation work in Victoria, how we define reconciliation and create systemic change.

This event will feature a Welcome to Country, live entertainment from an Aboriginal performer and a panel discussion (with time for Q&A) featuring speakers with a range of views on the forum theme.

Reconciliation Victoria and ANTaR Victoria will also hold their respective AGMs. Lunch and afternoon tea provided. A full program of the day is available for download here.

This is a free event but reserve your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available here.

Panel Speakers:

Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander who was born and raised on Larrakia Land in Darwin. He was a wharfie for sixteen years before becoming an official of his union.

In 2017 he attended the Darwin Regional Constitutional Dialogue, where he was elected to represent the region at the Uluru National Constitutional Convention.

Since the overwhelming endorsement of the Uluru Statement at Uluru, Thomas has tirelessly advocated for the proposals in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and is the author of ‘Finding the Heart of the Nation – the journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth’, published by Hardie Grant. His book tells his story, the story of the Uluru Statement,and features some of the remarkable Indigenous people that he met on his campaigning journey.

Visit Reconciliation Victoria’s website to see further speakers announced

Last Updated: November 8, 2019 at 8:27 pm