In the lead-up to National Reconciliation Week, our teams participated in some workshops and made a commitment to learn more about the real history of this country and Aboriginal culture. The dominant theme for action was truth-telling.
Image: Growth of ideas in wind by artist and proud descendant of the Awabakal nation, Matt Fellingham
Working with Bernice Hookey from MzB Empowerment on this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme of Be a Voice for Generations we followed her lead in sharing screenings and discussions in each of our studios of the powerful yet confronting Incarceration Nation by Documentary Australia. It is our intention to enable us all as Australians to recognise, understand, and accept the wrongs of the past and the impact these wrongs continue to have on Aboriginal people. Together we can each play a part in breaking down the structural problems of racism, systemic oppression and discrimination against injustice. The Justice Reform Initiative movement is committed to reforming the criminal justice system.
If you haven’t watched this documentary, we strongly encourage you to do so. If you’d like to host a screening and would like to ask any questions or would like to donate funds to MzB Empowerment Project Voice for the Voiceless, please contact Bernice via her website MzB Empowerment.
As a practice, we are in the second year of our official RAP Reflect journey.