National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. The dates that bookend the week commemorate the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively.
NRW Events in 2020: lock down and social distancing
We encourage everyone to think differently and creatively about what you had planned, take your events online, and join in social and digital media conversations. Of course reconciliation doesn’t just happen one week every year, so you may also wish to postpone your planned event.
In 2020, Reconciliation Australia marks twenty years of shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation. This years theme is… In this together.
Much has happened since the early days of the people’s movement for reconciliation, including greater acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights to land and sea; understanding of the impact of government policies and frontier conflicts; and an embracing of stories of Indigenous success and contribution.
2020 also marks the twentieth anniversary of the reconciliation walks of 2000, when people came together to walk on bridges and roads across the nation and show their support for a more reconciled Australia.
As always, we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us, and Australians now benefit from the efforts and contributions of people committed to reconciliation in the past.
Today we work together to further that national journey towards a fully reconciled country.