Please join this special session of Black History Lunchtime Conversations to celebrate NAIDOC* week here in Australia, with an opportunity to find out a little about the colonisation of the First Nations living on the Australian mainland and coastal islands, to learn about the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’ and to find out about Black Lives Matter issues here in Australia. Led by Liz Millman, who is currently ’stranded’ in Australia unable to get back home to UK. This session will follow her journey, as she learns about the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the challenges they have faced and progress being made.
* NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
unnamedNAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
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