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Deepen Your Cultural Awareness

Aboriginal knowledge from ancient to modern times

This is a great opportunity to learn from an educator and cultural practitioner about a culture that
• Knows how to live well on this land and care for its wellbeing
• Connects people with plants and animals, with all times and places
• Welcomes strangers and is willing to share its wisdom
• And much more.

Jimmy Smith

 

Jimmy Smith lives in Sydney and comes from Erambie Mission outside to Cowra, NSW. He holds a Master’s in Education and Undergrad in Adult Education. He has been teaching in formal and informal settings locally and overseas for 33 years. He says this is his calling to educate and share the culture of the land we live in.

 

Jimmy has knowledge of Aboriginal culture and a lifelong commitment to educate the community about its awesomeness and works for social change and wellbeing for all. This is a labour of love for First Nations Australians and all Australians to understand the colonial process and how it has misled the country through a very flawed system of education. And that system continues today.

Jimmy also has a particular passion for science and technology, including astronomy and traditional land usage.

He will surprise and engage you with new insights and questions to ponder, maybe for the rest of your life

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8–9:30 pm

Reg Byrne/Karabi Community Centre, Wentworthville, Corner Darcy Rd and Fyall Ave (off Cumberland Highway)

For more info call Maria at 9896 3839
You are welcome to join our brief AGM before the event (7:30–8pm).

Flyer for the event

 

 

Who are we?

  • Residents of Western Sydney from diverse backgrounds-Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
  • Volunteers with a range of skills and occupations and a desire to work together to make a difference
  • Citizens aiming to eliminate disadvantage and injustice

What does Reconciliation mean?

  • Encouraging the wider community to build good relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Acknowledging hurt and injustice while supporting healing and equity
  • Learning from one another and working together for a better community

What do we do?

  • Communicate with residents as well as local, regional and national bodies to keep Reconciliation on the agenda and facilitate change
  • Promote and organise educational and cultural activities and projects
  • Share stories and lively discussions with guest speakers at our monthly meetings
  • Co-operate with related organisations for festivals, forums and stalls
  • Distribute information that is accurate and relevant about the situation and concerns of Aboriginal people past and present
  • Participate in local councils‛ advisory committees and working parties
  • Make submissions to public and private bodies in support

 

Reconciliation
Reconciliation means understanding
Reconciliation means awareness
Reconciliation means compassion
You say you want reconciliation but do you understand what it will take?

Anita Heiss

 

Reconciliation for Western Sydney Brochure