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Due to the impacts of COVID-19, this year AnglicareSA and its partners Life Without Barriers, Uniting SA and Tauondi Aboriginal College will take its annual National Reconciliation Week event online. 

The ‘Reconciliation in the West’ event, which normally attracts a crowd of more than 1,000 South Australians in May, will next week be transformed into a live Facebook lunchtime concert featuring local Aboriginal singer-songwriter Nathan May. 

Additionally, Aboriginal artist Nancy Bates has written a song dedicated to this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme ‘In This Together’, which will premiere on the Reconciliation in the West Facebook page next week. 

With 2020 marking 20 years since the walk of reconciliation across Sydney Harbour Bridge and the shift in the national consciousness, AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said it is more important than ever for people to connect with the truth of Australia’s history and the critical importance of reconciliation. 

“This year’s theme ‘In This Together’ is even more significant now as we endure this pandemic – we all need to support each other, our community, and our cultures,” he said. 

“Despite the current circumstances, we can all recognise and support reconciliation by joining in on the conversation online and tuning-in to virtual events. 

“Reconciliation is a shared journey towards a shared future that all Australians need to be a part of.” 

Virtual concert details

Why | Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and identity, and supporting reconciliation in South Australia 

Date | Thursday 28 May 2020 (National Reconciliation Week) 

Time | 12:30pm-1:15pm 

Platform | Facebook

*Event is co-sponsored by AnglicareSA, Uniting SA, Tauondi Aboriginal College and Life Without Barriers