During National Reconciliation Week Amnesty International will launch our three year Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). 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 RAP, building on our existing contributions to reconciliation, will be a 3 year journey for Amnesty staff, supporters and stakeholders. We invite everyone to join us to find out how our RAP will contribute to reconciliation and how you can be part of that journey.
The event will be hosted by Claire Mallinson, our National Director, and include:
- A Welcome to Country by Uncle Allen Madden
- Reconciliation Australia’s Program Manager, Natasha Jayaratne. Natasha will talk about reconciliation, RAPS – past, present and future
- Rodney Dillon, Amnesty’s Indigenous Rights Advisor, discuss what does reconciliation mean
- The Stiff Gins, Sydney’s well known and well loved Aboriginal band from Marrickville
There will be refreshments served, please RSVP for catering purposes.
We will also acknowledge two significant anniversaries:
The 50th anniversary of 1967 referendum (27 May) and the 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision (3 June)
We welcome everyone to join us during this week. Reconciliation is everyone’s responsibilities – come along to hear how you can be part of this important journey.