Celebrating Reconciliation Week

Celebrate National Reconciliation Week with us as Amnesty launches our three year Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). 

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) starts this Saturday 27 May and continues to Saturday 3 June. 

The theme for #NRW2017 is ‘Let’s take the next steps‘ – a reflection on how far we’ve come on the national reconciliation journey, and an invitation to all Australians to join the ongoing journey to reconciliation. 

Reconciliation is intrinsic to Amnesty International; it speaks to the very core of our work championing human rights for everyone. This is our third RAP and our most comprehensive.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn and acknowledge our shared histories, celebrate cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation journey.This year we are also celebrating two particularly significant anniversaries: the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum on 27 May and the 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision on 3 June.

This RAP, building on our existing contributions to reconciliation, will be a three year journey for Amnesty staff, supporters and stakeholders. Join Amnesty as we take the next steps to reconciliation to learn how you can be part of that journey.

Join us at a launch event

Please make sure to RSVP below so we can cater adequately:

  • National launch: Wednesday 31 May, 6.30pm at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, Sydney.
We are also hosting events at each of our action centres, so click on your region to find out more:

We invite you to join in these activities and local events in your community.

Community is Everything campaign update

BREAKING: We have just learned that the Northern Territory Royal Commission has received a time extension. The Commission’s report will now be handed down on 30 September 2017. This has implications for our campaign this year, so we will be reviewing our strategy and will keep you updated. On the positive side, this means more time for activists to prepare to make a huge impact!

We’ll be in touch in coming weeks with all the details including an actisim toolkit and updated campaign materials, but in the meantime please check out our new online action aimed at bringing new people into the Community is Everything campaign.

For more background resources about our Community is Everything campaign, including our research and more, visit our resources for education page.

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