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Event Description

Every year on 26 May, National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’.

It is a day to reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and nation.

Join us to mark Sorry Day with a very special author talk. Hear from Coral Vass, author of the picture book Sorry Day, as she talks about her work, the importance of saying sorry, and how we can become true allies to our First Nations communities.

Stop by at our film installation where you can view historical footage about the Stolen Generation and the National Apology, and sign a Sorry Day card to receive a Native Hibiscus seed to plant at home.

About the book: "Maggie holds tight to her mother as they await the long anticipated apology to show a willingness to reconcile the past for future generations. In the excitement of the crowd Maggie loses touch of her mother's hand and is lost. As the Prime Minister's speech unfolds Maggie is reunited with her mother. But the faces and memories of the stolen generation are all around them."

When

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday 26 May 2024
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Contact

9747 5300

Where

Melton Library & Learning Hub
31 McKenzie Street
Melton VIC
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Event Partner

Please note, the video installation is recommended for audiences aged 12 and over.

Bookings

There's no need to book your place for this event. Just meet us at Melton Library & Learning Hub.

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