The social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) team have been busy this May!
To celebrate Sorry Day (May 26th) we hosted our second walk across the Shoalhaven Bridge in Nowra, walking from the Old Bomaderry Children’s Home in Beinda (acknowledged as the “Birth place of the Stolen Generation”) to Harry Sawkins Park.
We joined together with community members, elders and representatives from Housing, Family and Community Services, Waminda, Oolong, Cullunghutti, Corrections, Police, Mission, Council, Community Mental Health and many others.
All round this event was a great success, and shows that working together for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples is the way forward.
We also facilitated a range of activities to celebrate Reconciliation Week (May 27th to June 3rd). This included school based activities, a Sorry event in Berkeley hosted by the Illawarra AMS and a presentation at the Aboriginal Grief and Loss Yarn-Up at Worrigee House. We ended the month with the Sorry Nite Blues and Grooves featuring the deadly Trudy Trindall and Drifting Doolagahls.