Get involved in National Reconciliation Week with these virtual LTSU activities

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land across Victoria and Australia. We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

Join La Trobe University Student Union, LTSU City Campus, Shepparton Students’ Association and Mildura Students’ Association as they commemorate this year’s National Reconciliation Week #togetherathome.

Reconciliation is a big topic – so every day the LTSU be sharing nifty ‘Explainers’ on various subjects and ‘Did You Know’ facts relating to each campus, as well as recommendations of movies, TV shows, art exhibitions, music and food to help you connect with the week.

Stay up-to-date with announcements in the Facebook event.

Free film screening – Black Divaz

🌈 And you thought Priscilla was the only Queen of the Desert?

As part of Reconciliation Week 2020 – with LTSU, SSA, MSA & City Campus, they’ve secured special access to host your own personal screening of ‘Black Divaz’ at home.

Roll our your own red carpet, grab your favourite drink and movie snacks and virtually join your student associations for a very special movie night.

They’ll provide you with the link and special access code on 29 May and you’ll have the whole weekend to watch!

Hit ‘going’ on the Facebook event for updates and access.

Online events you won’t want to miss

There’s also plenty going on outside our virtual walls, so LTSU has carefully selected some of the awesome external events taking place throughout the week for you to get involved with. Here’s the list:

Wednesday 27 May

12pm – Intro to the Week and Acknowledgement of Country
12pm – External event: Crafting with Recycled Materials – with Elaine Williams, Darebin City Council and Banyule City Council
1pm – External event: Cosmic Creatures: animals in Australian Aboriginal astronomy
5.45pm – Wellbeing Wednesdays: Chill out Yoga

Thursday 28 May

All Day – In My Own Words – CVIFF Screening for LTUB students!
11am – External event: Dreamtime Storytime with Jayde Hopkins, Darebin Council and Banyule Council
12pm – External event: Reconciliation Australia panel – 20 years on: Crossing Bridges for Reconciliation
2pm – External event: Design Your Own Boomerang – with Karen Lovett, Darebin City Council and Banyule City Council
7pm – LTSU Nights In: Trivia Thursdays

Friday 29 May

12pm – Free virtual screening: ‘Black Divaz’ launch
9pm – External event: Reconciliation Australia‘s In Concert Together: National Reconciliation Week Deadly Musos Live in Concert

Saturday 30 May

All Day: Free virtual screening: ‘Black Divaz’
5pm – Spotlight on Confined 11 online exhibition

Sunday 31 May

All Day: Free virtual screening: ‘Black Divaz’
3pm – External event: Glen Eira City Council – Arts and Culture’s Smoking Ceremony, Performance by Pirritu and Bush Tukka, Flora & Fauna presentations by Cassie Leatham

Monday 1 June

11am – External event: Dreamtime Storytime with Jayde Hopkins, Darebin City Council and Banyule City Council

Tuesday 2 June

2pm – Acoustic Afternoons performance

Wednesday 3 June

6.30pm – External event: Charity screening of IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS – Virtual Cinema w filmmaker Q&A!
6.30pm – External event: The Australian Dream – Reconciliation Week Zoomovie with Indigenous Hospitality House
7pm – External event: National Reconciliation Week – Ask Away! with Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery.

What is National Reconciliation Week?

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

This year’s theme is #InThisTogether, encouraging all Australians to reflect on the part they play – whether big or small – on our journey towards reconciliation. This unity of purpose creates a shared sense of belonging and identity; and this identity must value and include the histories, cultures and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For Australia to become a truly complete nation, it will take the commitment and contribution of all of us.