ANTaR ACT Newsletter extra – May 2024

Another month when we need an extra newsletter with so much happening. Here we highlight 3 events – see our previous newsletter for details of other events happening around Reconciliation Week. ANTaR ACT Newsletter – May 2024 – ANTaR ACT

Reconciliation Day event

Monday 27 May, 10am – 3pm, Commonwealth Park
Come and visit us at our stall at the Reconciliation Day event, and join in all the other activities as well. More details about the day: Everything you need to know about Reconciliation Day – Our Canberra (

We are very pleased to be supporting Us Mob Writers and will have local author Samantha Faulkner joining us at our stall. She launched the collection “Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia” last weekend. Sam will have copies of this to sell and sign, as well as copies of the collection released by Us Mob Writers last year, “Kuracca”, which includes her writing. Below are Emma Batchelor (chair of Marion Writers) and Samantha Faulkner at the launch on Sunday 19 May.

Active Democracy Bean volunteer campaign launch

Sunday 26 May, 3-5pm, Tuggeranong Community Centre
Active Democracy Bean are launching their volunteer campaign with ANTaR ACT, to elevate priorities identified by Indigenous groups at the ACT election in October – and they would love all who want to continue to support Indigenous people and organisations to join them, not just Bean residents. The working title of the campaign is: Beyond the talk! – Indigenous-led solutions NOW!
Registration preferred but not essential: Campaign Information Session – ACT election 2024 | Humanitix.

National Sorry Day Bridge Walk

Friday 24 May, meet at 10am at Regatta Point
Paying respect to Stolen Generations survivors. More details in poster below.

ANTaR ACT wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which Canberra is situated, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We would also like to acknowledge other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may visit this area.

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