National Sorry Day: Reflecting on the National Apology
|Date:||Friday 26 May 2017|
|Time:||1pm - 2pm|
|Venue:||EN615, Hawthorn Campus|
National Sorry Day is a significant date in regards to reconciliation in Australia for Indigenous people.
The day acknowledges past laws, policies and practices which impacted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly members of the Stolen Generations. The day allows us to reflect on the themes of assimilation and segregation which led to the forced removal policies that affected generations of Indigenous people.
Importantly, National Sorry Day also commemorates significant positive change for Indigenous people including the Bringing Them Home Report as well as the National Apology to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We invite you to share in the significance of this day as we show the documentary Message Stick - The Apology. We will also hold a short discussion guided by Dr Andrew Peters after the documentary for anyone interested in further understanding the importance of this day to Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people alike.
Please join us for a reflection of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations. All are welcome.