Flinders University’s second annual Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Forum will take place next week, from Tuesday 14 September to Thursday 16 September.
The RAP forum continues this year’s Reconciliation Australia’s theme, More than a word, Reconciliation takes Action, offering the university community an opportunity to participate in cultural activities and workshops about reconciliation as a process and sharing the University’s actions towards reconciliation through College and Portfolio workshops and guest presentations.
A key Flinders University RAP deliverable has been added to the program. Reconciliation Australia will present their Nurragunnawali Program on Wednesday 15 September from 9:30am – 10:30am. The presentation will explore the concept and context of Reconciliation in Australia, and the significant role of the (higher) education sector in driving a stronger future of Reconciliation across the nation.
Elder on Campus, Larrakia Elder Uncle Richard Fejo, will also now be presenting in the College and Portfolio – Workshop 2 on Thursday 16 September 10:30am – 11:30am. Uncle Richie will share how ‘vicarious trauma’ in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities impacts on everyday health and spiritual wellbeing.
“Reconciliation is a relational exchange, where people are at the center of commitment and action. The RAP forum demonstrates the University’s steps towards Reconciliation. We invite staff to attend these engaging presentations,” says RAP Co-Chair Associate Professor Simone Ulalka Tur.
For more information about the schedule of activities across the 3 days, visit the EventBrite page mapping out the complete forum calendar. To comply with COVID-19 restrictions, sessions will be held both in person and online.
Registrations are now open for all sessions and can be made here. Registrations will close this Friday 10 September.
The RAP Forum is supported by the RAP Co-Chairs Professor Jonathan Craig and Associate Professor Simone Ulalka Tur, and members of the RAP Oversight Committee.