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Remember the Stolen Generations on Wednesday

By pepper 24 May 2010 24

Hi Folks,

On Wednesday it is the anniversary of Sorry Day, to remember the systematic removal of Indigenous children from their families and communities throughout much of the 20th Century. May 26 is the yearly commemoration of the Stolen Generations.

To note the advances made while recognising that the journey toward healing is only half-way there, there will be a Bridge Walk over the Commonwealth Bridge at midday. See the details below.

There will also be a memorial service with a candlelight walk to Reconciliation Place, gathering at 5.30 onwards at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, at 15 Blackall Street BARTON ACT 2600 (cnr King’s Avenue), for a 6.00pm start.

All are welcome: this is reconciliation in action. Matilda House will lead the walk.

Also see the National Sorry Day website: www.nsdc.org.au

SORRY DAY COMMONWEALTH BRIDGE WALK

12:00pm May 26

Assemble COMMONWEALTH PARK
Near Captain Cook Fountain

FINISH: Federation Mall Parliament House
Hope to see you there!

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Jim Jones 10:37 am 25 May 10

fgzk said :

CraigT…What politically motivated shit are you pushing? There is nothing more pathetic than a middle age white man peddling ideas from the 1950. Exactly what is it you are seeing with your fat ass on the couch watching the big screen TV. You might like to watch a little less commercial TV.

I’m not surprised. This is the CraigT who stated he’d vote for the Australia First party … after they’d been exposed as a bunch of reactionary redneck racists.

Deadmandrinking 9:47 am 25 May 10

vg said :

As a society we’re more than happy to drone on about our moral ‘highs’, like Gallipoli and ANZAC (which, incidentally, happened far longer ago than the recent history of the stolen generation), yet distance ourselves like rockets from the stolen generation…..as its not ‘our’ fault.

If that one isn’t our fault then we shouldn’t take the credit as a nation for anything done before we were born, like Gallipoli. You can’t have it both ways

Undoubtedly some were ‘better off’, but that doesn’t justify it for the truckload who weren’t

+1 Vg. I’m glad we agree on this issue.

fgzk 9:40 am 25 May 10

CraigT…What politically motivated shit are you pushing? There is nothing more pathetic than a middle age white man peddling ideas from the 1950. Exactly what is it you are seeing with your fat ass on the couch watching the big screen TV. You might like to watch a little less commercial TV.

Jim Jones 9:04 am 25 May 10

shauno said :

I would suggest some of the feel good public servants here might like to have a read of Keith Windschuttle’s The Fabrication of Aboriginal History – Vol III: The Stolen Generations for a more accurate and balanced view of the subject matter.

Have you *read* this book? Perhaps had a chance to evaluate the criticism of it’s methodology and the numerous critiques of it’s ideologically driven agenda.

Somehow, I seriously doubt it.

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