National Reconciliation Week 2021

Put your Hands Up! and Take Action for Reconciliation Week May 27–3 June

The 2021 National Reconciliation Week theme, ‘More than a word, Reconciliation takes action’, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

The Reconciliation movement is at a tipping point: In the past year, with Black Lives Matter protests and huge numbers at Invasion Day rallies across the country, we’re seeing people are understanding the truth and speaking  up on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

‘More than a word, Reconciliation takes action’ asks people to take this awareness and knowledge, and use it as springboard to more substantive, brave action.

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.”

We’ve put together the following list of 5 Handy Ways that you can Take Action for Reconciliation Week 2021.

5 Handy Ways to Take Action 

  1. Create your own digital or material Sea of Hands in your school, work place or home and share them on social media with #SeaofHands2021 #NRW2021 

  2. Get the NEW Sea of Hands profile picture frame for Facebook and let’s create a virtual Sea of Hands online for Reconciliation Week! 

  3. Organise a Reconciliation Week ‘Take Action’, this could involve gathering signatures for a petition or pledge (see ANTaR’s current campaigns), streaming a film or documentary from NITV or our Viewing List, or a gold coin fundraiser.

  4. One year on from the senseless destruction of Juukan Caves, learn more about Cultural Heritage Protection and the need for stronger legislation.

  5. Read a book or watch something from our Reconciliation Reading or online Viewing List and learn more about First Nations Peoples, places, history, truth-telling. Many great titles are available from our SHOP, first 10 orders over $60 will receive a FREE First Nations wall map. 

However you choose to get involved, share on socials and tag us with:

  • #SeaofHands2021
  • #NRW2021
  • #ReconciliationTakesAction 
  • #MoreThanAWord