13 May 2022

Reconciliation in the West is an annual whole-of-community event that promotes Reconciliation.

A girl wearing, glasses, a black jumper, and a black, red and yellow beanie, smiling at the camera. On her face is an Aboriginal flag

Reconciliation in the West (RITW), an annual event held during National Reconciliation Week, aims to bring together Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and Identity to support Reconciliation in South Australia.

Be Brave. Make Change.

Through the National Reconciliation Week theme ‘Be Brave. Make Change’ this year’s event aims to:

  • Create a space where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people can come together in our ongoing journey toward reconciliation

  • Promote and encourage mutually respectful relationships and trust between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians

  • Provide an opportunity to learn about, engage with, and celebrate the contributions, cultures, identities, and histories of diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

  • Engage local community members in conversations around reconciliation

  • Offer opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, entertainers, and businesses to promote themselves, and their work to the wider community

  • Share information about relevant services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader community.

Image: Photography provided by Kay Loechel

Celebrating its 10th successful year in 2022, RITW has grown to attract up to 50 stallholders and 1000 attendees to enjoy a day filled with entertainment, interactive activities, and educational opportunities centred on reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and identity. 

This event is jam-packed with fun activities!

You can enjoy a free BBQ lunch while you watch performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and groups or you can spend your afternoon immersing yourself in interactive activities designed for all ages and learn more about reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

You can also peruse the stalls showcasing a range of education, employment, community, and health promotion services or wander through to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander makers promoting and selling their unique offerings.

Image: Photograph provided by Cath Leo

DJ Theo will be joining this year's Rec in the West!

Playing a diverse and eclectic set of tunes where the past is merged with the future and genre is not a boundary; DJ Theo's Rec in the West program selects music from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists throughout the day and will end with a block party atmosphere.

Everyone is welcome!

All Australians have a role to play in the ongoing journey of Reconciliation.

RITW is open to attendees of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This includes children and young people, adults, older people, local service providers, businesses and Government agencies. School groups and kindergartens are welcome to attend and/or participate in the event.

Event details:

  • Thursday 2nd of June

  • Tauondi Aboriginal College, Port Adelaide

  • 10:30am - 2:00pm

The event is proudly hosted by Tauondi Aboriginal College in Port Adelaide, in partnership with AnglicareSA, Life Without Barriers and Uniting SA.

For more information about this event, visit the Reconciliation in the West Facebook page.

On an orange background with dot art work. Text reads: 10th Anniversary of Reconciliation in the West. Be Brave. Make Change.

Feature image provided by Catherine Leo.

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