National Reconciliation Week 2020

Join in at home and online May 27 – 3 June

The theme for Reconciliation Week 2020, ‘In This Together’, couldn't be more relevant in this time of global crisis.  It reminds us that whatever circumstance we find ourselves in, the interconnections of our society mean that we are all unavoidably and essentially in this together.

2020 marks two decades since Australians came together all over the country to walk across bridges and roads in solidarity and support for  reconciliation. Then, as now, reconciliation has been a journey that First Nations Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians must take together. Only through this connection, and in partnership, can we hope to become a truly reconciled nation.

As Reconciliation Australia CEO and Bundjalung woman, Karen Mundine has said: “When we come together to build mutual respect and understanding, we shape a better future for all Australians.”

Reconciliation week this year will look very different, and while our iconic Sea of Hands will mostly ‘stay at home’, there are some great opportunities to show solidarity, engage with reconciliation, and put your Hands Up! for justice, rights and respect, online.

We've put together a list of 5 Handy Things you can do to get involved and support Reconciliation Week from home.

5 Handy Things 

1. Create your own Sea of Hands design – make it digital or material

Display your creation in your window, on your gate, or around your home. 

Alternatively, make a Hands up! design in chalk or washable paint on the footpath outside your home. 




2. Share your creation on Social Media 

Post photos of your Hands Up! design or digital creation with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Use the hashtags:





3. Get the Sea of Hands – #InThisTogether 2020 profile picture frame

Click here for the Facebook profile pic frame and let’s create a virtual Sea of Hands online for Reconciliation Week! 





4. Engage with issues by reading a book, watching a film/doco/series online, joining a webinar

Reconciliation Week reading list 

Reconciliation Week online viewing list

Write a review and send them to us at [email protected] 

We’ll post the best reviews on our blog.

Register here for the Melbourne Law School /ANTaR 'Treaties and Reconciliation' webinar.


5. Make a video about Reconciliation

It could include music, dance, art, a story! Use the hashtags and share on social media.

Share your video with Reconciliation NSW here and get some content inspiration.   




However you choose to get involved, don't forget to post and share!