Redefining the Mainstream: Local Government, Inclusive Communities

The Second National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism, Immigration and Human Rights


John Bond
National Secretary for the National Sorry Day committee
Bryan Andy
one of two Victorian representatives on the National Sorry Day Committee

The Stolen Generations

One of the most significant aspects of the struggle for reconciliation has been the response to the Bringing Them Home report. Nearly a million people signed Sorry Books, and hundreds of thousands of people took part in events on National Sorry Day 1998. The following year the stolen generations responded by launching the Journey of Healing, and since then hundreds of events, throughout the country, have offered local communities the chance to help heal the wounds resulting from the forced removal policies. The Journey of Healing has worked for a media focus on the needs of the stolen generations, and has been an advocate for them with the Government. This workshop will outline these developments, and will discuss strategies for 2002.

Presentation Type
60min. Workshop

Equipment Requirements:


Deakin Woolstores Campus, Geelong Waterfront
30 November - 1 December 2001