This year, Reconciliation Week is themed around the concept In This Together, an apt title given our current social isolation. As a country, through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have proven that we can achieve anything when we work together, and that emotional connection and good communication can bring us together despite physical isolation.
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and together as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Together we must strive towards a more just, equitable nation by championing unity and mutual respect as we come together and connect with one another.
We invite you to commemorate Reconciliation Week this year by watching the film In my blood it runs followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and guests. 50% of ticket profits will go towards supporting the impact campaign which focuses on raising the age of juvenile incarceration in Australia, and promoting a First Nations-led education system.
The creators of In my Blood it runs are hosting two public virtual cinema and Q&A fundraiser events at 6:30pm on the 3rd and 4th June. They have generously given the Koskela community a promo code, which unlocks 25% off ticket prices.
Virtual Cinema event 3 + 4 June: BOOK NOW
Promo Code: KOSKELA
In my blood it runs is a feature length documentary that intimately shares the pressures on and the journey of Dujuan, a ten-year-old Arrernte and Garrwa boy living in Hidden Valley town camp in Alice Springs.
By encouraging the Australian community to engage with this documentary, the filmmakers hoped to involve the viewers in their overall goals to:
- Address racism by sharing lived experiences of First actions people and challenging structural racism.
- Campion and build significant support for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led education system – policy and partnership campaigns
- Mainstream schools become more culturally safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students – Policy & partnership campaigns
- Amplify evidence-backed restorative youth justice solutions instead of punitive youth justice – Policy and partnership campaigns