Events – get involved
Reconciliation is everyone’s business and there are many ways you can get involved in making reconciliation a reality in your workplace or community.
Events in your workgroup
Reconciliation is everyone’s business – and it doesn’t only matter in National Reconciliation Week. Your workgroup might like to think about some of these activities and actions during the year:
- A cultural walk in your area (your local Land Council or local Council are good places to ask about these)
- A lunchtime Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander sports event (there is something for everyone!)
- Start a Reconciliation Book Club
- Start a Reconciliation Film Club (some great ideas)
- Organise a night out with colleagues and see an Indigenous musical artist or a relevant film or theatre production
- Take Cultural Awareness Training – or make it a priority for your work group
- Learn more about trauma and its ongoing effects – especially for people affected by past policies of forced child removal.
- Think about how the work you do (or how you do your work) affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- Learn more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart (the 2019 Boyer lectures are also a great resource)
- Stand up to racism
- Be familiar with the department’s Reconciliation Action Plan and Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
- Join the Reconciliation Action Plan Group on Yammer to hear about upcoming events and activities.
We have a library of resources available to help you plan events and activities.
Join the community
Everyone in the department is welcome to join the Yammer ‘Reconciliation Action Plan Group’, it’s a great place to join in the conversation.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders employees are warmly invited to join the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employee Network, contact Darren.Bell@det.nsw.edu.au