Media Alert Project Launch 13 Feb 2009

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MEDIA ALERT

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

RECONCILIATION VICTORIA PROJECT LAUNCH - FRIDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2009

One Year On: Victorian Reflections on the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

Reconciliation Victoria, in partnership with Stolen Generations Victoria, are launching a new project calling on all Victorians to reflect on Prime Minister Rudd's National Apology to the Stolen Generations and what this has meant to advancing reconciliation in Victoria.

"This project is about listening to the voices of Victorians, especially that of our youth" says Reconciliation Victoria Co-Chair Mr Keith Gove.

Reconciliation Victoria CEO, Mr Frank Hytten, sends out a call for action. "Sorry was just the first step. Now it is time to start work on the new chapter in our nation's history that the Prime Minister talked about in his Apology", he says.

Launching the project at a breakfast on Friday, 13 February, to celebrate the first anniversary of the Apology, Reconciliation Victoria over the coming weeks will be engaging with schools and community groups across Victoria to collect responses to the following key questions:

*Where were you and how did you feel when you heard the National Apology to the Stolen Generations?

*What should the Victorian Government do over the next 12 months to make the Apology real?

*What will you do to strengthen reconciliation in your own school, organisation or community?

Responses collected from the project will be displayed publicly during Reconciliation Week 26 May - 3 June 2009.

Project Launch: Friday, 13 February, 8.30am, Tjanabi, Atrium Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne. All Media Welcome. Photo opportunities available.

Media Contact:
Frank Hytten, CEO, Reconciliation Victoria,
Tel: 03 9662 1645 or
0432 345 652
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE: RECONCILIATION VICTORIA INC.

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