The community of North Fitzroy and surrounds is invited to an event to mark Sorry Day, Thursday 26 May.
Sorry Day is a time for the community to stop and reflect on the devastating impact of the policies of forced removal of Aboriginal people.
The event is being organised by Aboriginal Housing Victoria and the Secretariat of National Aboriginal Islander Child Care.
“Commemorating Sorry Day is important to both remember the damaging policies of forced child removal in the past and recognise that removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is still happening today – in fact the rate is continuing to escalate,”
Gerry Moore, SNAICC CEO
“Sorry Day is an opportunity for our local community – residents, businesses and visitors – to stand together against racism and ongoing injustice.
“It’s a very important day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We warmly welcome all members of the local community to come and commemorate the past and stand up for a better future for Aboriginal Australians.”
Jenny Samms, AHV CEO
The event will feature a Welcome to Country by Alex Kerr, a smoking ceremony and a free barbecue. Local Aboriginal Elders, as well as asylum seeker and refugee women from the Life Without Barriers organisation, will be in attendance.
There will also be a star weaving workshop as part of the 1 Million Stars to End Violence project.
- Sorry Day, Thursday 26 May 2016
- 12.00 pm-2.00 pm
- Remember Me mural, opposite Linear Park Reserve
- St Georges Road, North Fitzroy (between Scotchmer Street and Park Street
Rebecca Nicholson, 0409 216 053