Kensington Reconciliation Action Group (KRAG) consists of local community members plus staff from Kensington Neighbourhood House, the Venny and members of the Kensington Association.
Established in June 2022 we are a small group, meeting monthly at Kensington Neighbourhood house on Monday’s 6pm. We aim to be allies, as Reconciliation Victoria states, it’s up to the 97% of Victorians who are non-Aboriginal people to take responsibility for reconciliation.
Call Esther on 9376 6366 for more information.
Our 2023 goals:
Running educational events for the Kensington community to engage in First Nations content.
Sharing resources amongst the group and using our meetings as learning opportunities
Advocacy through local actions and being a part of the Yes campaign for the Voice to Parliament.
We will create a welcoming place for First Nations people to feel safe but not burdened with responsibility and aim to build meaningful, collaborative relationships with First Nations people.
We support a Voice to Parliament
The Kensington Reconciliation Action Group has been in conversation about the opportunity for constitutional change in Australia to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a Voice. Now we are ready to broaden our dialogue during the lead up to the 2023 Referendum.
The KRAG invites you to come together through a series of events to discuss how the 2023 Referendum intends to change our constitution to create a Voice to Parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The KRAG believes the 2023 Referendum is a rare chance to make a significant and positive impact now and for future generations.
Kensington Yes23: Upcoming events
Evening screening of Still We Rise, documentary about the Aboriginal Tent Embassy occupation and Q&A with producer, Anna Grieve, 29th May, 7pm, Christ Church Kensington, 76 McCracken St, Kensington
Friends of Yes Campaign Morning tea (Indigenous catering) with community members invited to talk about why voting yes is important to them. Hear about way to participate in the future.
3rd June, 11am, The Venny, 85 Kensington Road, Kensington
Together Yes conversations with community to talk about the Voice to Parliament and how it can make a difference. NAIDOC Week, 2 – 9 July 2023 (details to come)
We thank the many local organisations and individuals for their support:
Kensington Neighbourhood House, The Venny, The Kensington Association, City of Melbourne, Kensington Community Children’s Co-Operative.
For more information on the Yes campaign please visit: https://yes23.com.au/