National Reconciliation Week - Annually from 27 May – 3 June
The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2023, “Be a Voice for Generations.” is a challenge to all Australians to continue the momentum of change, by using their voice to create a better future for generations to come.
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. Last year in 2022 we were asking you to be brave and make change, and now this year we asking you to ensure that change is heard for generations.
At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.
This year we are encouraging you to speak up. Call out racism, enact systemic change in your workplace and local community, and show up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
To our new supporters, please remember the importance of privileging and amplifying First Nations’ voices as you add your voice to calls for reconciliation and justice.
Other Ways to Get Involved during NRW 2023!
- Click here to view our full NSW Events Calendar for NRW 2023 to find events across the state
- Check out our Recommended Reading List for Allies
- Watch our Recommended Viewing list for allies
- Commit to take action!
- How will you use your voice? Do something more than you did last year!
- See our factsheets on ideas of what to do…
- More than talking, you need to USE YOUR VOICE!
Register before 10 May 2023 for the NSW 2023 Reconciliation Virtual Breakfast!
We invite NSW organisations, Local Councils, Government Departments and community groups to join us for the NSW 2023 Virtual Breakfast!
Host your own concurrent breakfast event to celebrate NRW!
The NSW 2023 NRW Virtual Breakfast will feature a Welcome to Country, a powerful keynote presentation, and a multigenerational panel discussion with changemakers from diverse sectors.
Be a Voice For Generations – Start planning now to host a breakfast
in your organisation, community, school, social group
or even at your kitchen table!
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Keynote Speaker: The Hon David Harris, MP, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty, Minister for Gaming and Racing, Minister for Veterans, Minister for Medical Research, and Minister for the Central Coast
+ Panel Facilitator: Dr. Catherine Keenan, Executive Director and Co-Founder Story Factory, Board Member, Reconciliation NSW
+ Kishaya Delaney (Wiradjuri), Uluru Youth Dialogue Representative, and Pro Bono Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills
+ Mohammad Al-Khafaji, CEO, Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA)
+ Aunty Glendra Stubbs (Wiradjuri), OAM, Elder in Residence for both the Jumbunna Institute at UTS, and knowmore Legal Service
The 2023 Virtual Breakfast will be designed for viewers to join the livestream from your office or home. It will be recorded and made available to ticket holders, allowing you to engage with the program on a day and time within NRW that best suits your event, school, organisation, community group or family.
Local Reconciliation Groups and our Member Organisations receive access to the NSW 2023 NRW Virtual Breakfast FREE, as part of their annual membership (members have received your organisation’s invite via email).
Purchase your NSW 2023 NRW Virtual Breakfast ticket here:
Each NSW 2023 NRW Virtual Ticket purchase will receive:
1. Access to the livestream (as well as to the recording which will be available until the end of NRW, midnight on 3 June 2023)
2. A Digital Kit, with resources to help you host your event, including printable templates, social media posts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander caterers, and a link to the Breakfast recording (once available).
4. For non-member organisations, a complimentary trial organisational membership with Reconciliation NSW. Read more about our organisational membership here.
In the office?
Set up a morning tea to stream the breakfast live, top and tailing the
scheduled content with speakers from your own organisation or
your local community, followed by a RAP update from your RAP
Need some ideas?
Regional community involvement or multiple sites/teams?
The livestream of our NRW Virtual Breakfast means community groups, Councils and organisations across NSW can truly get involved like never before.
Your breakfast could scale from a large community event at your Council
building or Community Hall, to a friendly BBQ at your local park. Make
sure you have access to a screen, stable wifi, and good sound to make
the most of the virtual screening.
Timing doesn’t work?
Don’t forget that the Breakfast recording will be available to ticketholders throughout National Reconciliation Week – meaning you can
schedule your event for a time that suits you.