National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week 2022: Be Brave. Make Change.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians — individuals, families, communities, organisations and government — to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation, so we can make change for the benefit of all Australians.
This year, Monash is presenting a range of events for Reconciliation Week - check out the website to see what’s on in your area.
Key activities at Clayton campus include:
- Our call for change: Panel Discussion with food and refreshments by Bunji Catering
- Cultural safety training for Monash educators and HDR students
- Tour of Indigenous art at the Chancellery Building
- Circling Time: Kutcha Edwards performing songs from his new album
- Lunchtime walking tour: Aboriginal Gardens at Clayton campus
This National Reconciliation Week, make reconciliation more than a word. Move from safe to brave on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
So, how can you contribute to Reconciliation week?
You could be a champion for reconciliation within your own business unit, by organising a morning or afternoon tea, posting on Workplace in acknowledgement of National Reconciliation Week, sharing resources or inviting colleagues to attend an on-campus event. You can also head out and engage with other community events in your local area, support Indigenous businesses and educate yourself on how to be a better ally.
Being only three per cent of the Australian population, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can’t raise the profile of important issues without allies. But what does a good ally look like? Check out Reconciliation Australia's 20 Actions for Reconciliation for information on how to be a better ally and make your workplace a more welcoming and safe place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Find out more about the history of Reconciliation Week here.