National Reconciliation Week - Be Brave. Make Change.
30th May 2022
As Presentation People we adopt this year's theme for National Reconciliation Week to Be Brave. Make Change. We take up the challenge "to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians." (Source: Reconciliation Australia Website).
A lovely presentation was compiled by some of our indigenous girls for National Sorry Day on May 26, which was presented during Homeroom.
We paused to acknowledge the grief, trauma and loss suffered by the Stolen Generations and were called to reflect on the true importance of the day and share the steps towards healing for Indigenous Australians affected, as well as their families and communities; on the need for genuine reconciliation - not just in words, but through considered action.
Some of our community also attended the Reconciliation Week Mass celebrated by Fr Phil Zadro last Sunday at St Joan of Arc's Parish which was also attended by the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Sydney.