More than a word

Reconciliation Week 2021: More than a word

ACU is committed to generating local, meaningful interaction which promotes dialogue between all cultures, especially between First Peoples and those of other cultural backgrounds.

Have you ever found yourself wanting to engage in conversation, but weren’t sure where to start? The good news is that, when it comes to First Peoples, ACU has a track record of encouraging genuine conversation among students and staff of the university as well as actively calling for change in the political sphere. You won’t find it hard to step into this conversation, and you’re welcome in it.

Whoever you are and whatever your background, it’s clear to see that the controls exercised and opportunities presented to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people have been more than just a rocky road.

Campus Ministry is encouraging collaboration between a range of student services and Indigenous Higher Education Units, inviting staff and students to undertake some simple actions and engage with others around the theme ‘more than a word’ across a number of days in Week 12.

In the final week of the semester, beginning Monday 24 May, you’re invited to take part in a variety of different opportunities at our campuses to explore and perhaps learn a little more about how you can help heal our nation.

Reconciliation Week activities at ACU
Campus Activity
Ballarat National Reconciliation Week Ceremony

Exhibition at the Leo Kelly Arts Centre

Lunchtime visit with staff


BBQ and mural

Dinner and movie night showing High Ground

Canberra Reconciliation Week Indigenous artwork display

National Sorry Day event and performance with Uncle Kutcha

Flag-raising ceremony

Reconciliation Week Indigenous artwork display

North Sydney

Sea of Hands display

Campus BBQ


Sea of Hands display

Akala Newman performance

Kangaroo Slider

Movie screening of The Final Quarter


Local campus activity information will be shared via Workplace and the Student Portal.

You’re welcome to the conversation.

Reconciliation Week message

Watch this short Reconciliation Week message from Campus Ministry Manager Brother Michael Callinan: 

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