ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

12th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

Event date: 
13 February 2020
Event time: 
10.30am to 1.30pm
Venue: 
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway

This year will be the 12th Anniversary of the National Apology to The Stolen Generations.

ACTCOSS, the Gulanga Program team and the Dhunlung Yarra Service team from Relationships Australia Canberra and Region would like to invite you to come and share in some time for reflecting on this traumatic era which is embedded in our Australian history.

This year we would like to do something different in getting the stories across to the broader community about the effects of trauma, and in this case intergenerational trauma.

This year we will have some Aboriginal people from across the generations come together and recite some poems written by survivors that describe how it felt to be left powerless about what was happening to them as human beings and having no control over it.

There will be other performers on the day that will allow you to share the strength and resilience of Australia’s First Peoples.

RSVP: The venue has a capacity of 100 people, so please RSVP through Eventbrite ASAP: https://apology2020.eventbrite.com.au

This will be a catered event so please stay and enjoy a light lunch with us.

Please keep this date and time free to come and experience a wonderful portrayal of resilience that allows many Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to work through the grief experienced while maintaining their integrity through these traumatic times.

Event details
Event cost: 
Free (NB: Registrations are limited to 100 places)
Event contacts
Phone: 
02 6202 7200
Venue
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street
GreenwayAustralian Capital Territory