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25 Years of Reconciliation - Where Are We Now? Panel Discussion

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National Reconciliation Week is a chance to celebrate and build upon the respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-indigenous Australians. 

Join us for a lively panel discussion hosted by Amnesty UTS:

6 - 7.30pm, Wednesday 1 June
Level 2 - Events Space
UTS Library
Facebook event 

The panel will feature the following speakers:

Peter Cooley, CEO of First Hand Solutions - an Indigenous-run corporation aimed at relieving the disadvantage experienced by Indigenous peoples through education, training, employment and cultural development 

Trista Sa'u, representative from the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation - a not-for-profit organisation empowering Indigenous youth through access to Australian schools and universities 

Paddy Gibson, Senior Researcher at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at UTS and an organiser with Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS)

Jason De Santolo, Senior Researcher at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at UTS, whose research focuses on the use of collaborative media in communicating sustainable autonomy

No RSVP is required and all are welcome.

National Reconciliation Week is bookended by the 1967 referendum on May 27, which gave the Commonwealth the power to make laws relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and include them in the census and the landmark Mabo decision on 3 June 1992 which gave Indigenous Australians land rights over their ancestral lands. 

This year's theme is Our History, Our Story, Our Future which reflects on our national identity and recognises the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, culture and rights in our national narrative.