28 May National Reconciliation Week
It’s National Reconciliation Week (NRW) from (May 27 to June 3) and in recognition of this, we are displaying posters and information flyers across the organisation to encourage staff members and our community to attend NRW activities.
One such opportunity is the exhibition ‘John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda—Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas‘ at the Geelong Art Gallery.
More information about events being organised for NRW can be found at https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/.
TDHS’s new community engagement officer Sabine McKenzie said the aim of NRW is to deepen the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth,” she said.
Acting chief executive officer Rebecca Van Wollingen said whether you’re engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning and relearning what you know, this journey requires all of us to walk together with courage.
“Yes, it does require coming to terms with our history as a crucial step towards a unified future, in which we understand, value and respect each other,” she said.
“Within the healthcare delivery service, understanding, valuing and respecting are essential components of caring. It is what we do.
“We can extend our ability to understand, value and respect outside of the work we do within the healthcare arena and apply it within the context of NRW.”