National Reconciliation Week - FEIT Book Club
Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? is an award-winning 2014 non-fiction book by Bruce Pascoe. It re-examines colonial accounts of Aboriginal people in Australia, and cites evidence of pre-colonial agriculture, engineering and building construction by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all people in Australia to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The 2021 National Reconciliation Week theme, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
Join us for a book club Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu, a book that challenges historical assumptions underlying the image of Indigenous Australians as simply ‘hunter/gatherers’. We will be focusing on Chapters 1 and 2.
We suggest you come along with a quote or a paragraph that you’d like to share or discuss over afternoon tea.
Date & Time: Thursday 3 June 2021, 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Location: Melbourne Connect
RSVPs are required for catering purposes.
Our event takes place on stolen land. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we stand, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay respects to all of Australia’s First Peoples, to their ancestors, and to the Elders both past and present.
COVIDSafe Event Information
University of Melbourne COVIDSafe event guidelines are in place for this event. We require guests to comply at all times with Department of Health regulations as well as instructions, procedures and advice from the University of Melbourne and event support staff.
As part of the UoM community returning back to campus, you must complete the COVIDSafe Campus Training Module (link for students and staff members), the health declaration and check-in when you arrive at the event.
Attendance at this event means that you agree to:
Not come to the event if you are:
- unwell, even with very mild symptoms
- required to isolate or quarantine for any reason and/or you are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.
- Carry a face mask with you when you leave home (unless you have a lawful reason not to)
- Maintain 1.5 metres distance from others where possible during the event
- Practise good hygiene and regularly and thoroughly wash your hands
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