Tuesday, May 18, 2010

the Journey of Healing

The Journey of Healing is the name of an event held each year at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. It is a feel-good community gathering that is hosted by the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit in collaboration with Goorie Berrimpa Student Association and UQ Union whos students and staff commit good energy towards hospitality.

I was fortunate to be able to attend last year when the theme was 'More than a word' - great food, great company and great nourishment for the spirit. We heard personal stories from some of the Stolen Generation, Songs and Speeches about the progress after the official Apology.
There is more info and images from that night here: http://atsis.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=108005&pid=41919

The Journey of Healing is coming up again on Friday the 28th May, 2010, under the theme of 'Closing the Gap on Reconciliation'

Wear shades of Purple, Black and White : )