Reconciliation Week Events

City of Port Phillip
City of Port Phillip is hosting a series of events for Reconciliation Week 2024 featuring First People’s artists, performers, and community leaders.

Presented in support of local reconciliation, an expanded program will run from 27 May to 14 June, including events at St Kilda Esplanade Market, the St Kilda Film Festival and St Kilda Town Hall.

Reconciliation Week (26 May to 3 June) encourages Australians to learn about the country’s shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and explore how to contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The 2024 theme, ‘Now More Than Ever’, is a reminder that the reconciliation process and the fight against discrimination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is ongoing.

Save the dates for these Reconciliation Week events:

Reconciliation Week Flag Raising Ceremony, Monday 27 May

The opening of Reconciliation Week will be marked with a Flag Raising Ceremony on the front lawn of St Kilda Town Hall on Monday 27 May at 10.30 am. Everyone is welcome.

Mabo Day celebration at St Kilda Esplanade Market, Sunday 2 June

Experience the rich cultural heritage of Australia’s First Peoples and celebrate Mabo Day at St Kilda Esplanade Market. This special edition of Melbourne’s favourite beachside market will feature captivating performances from First Nations musicians John Wayne Parsons and Amos Roach, and dance performers Haryne Uta and Bandok Tati Bunurong Dancers. Market stalls from First Nations artists and makers will also feature.

St Kilda Film Festival: Reconciliation Week screenings, 14 and 15 June

Two dedicated First Peoples film sessions will run as part of the St Kilda Film Festival.

Screening on 14 June at the Alex Theatre, First Nations Storytellers brings together deeply personal tales of gender, poetic political statements, and provocative social commentary told through bold storytelling that runs the cinematic gamut. The session will also include a live Q&A with the filmmakers.

On Sunday, 15 June, Through the Moving Lens of Protest and Resistance will take the screening out of the cinema and into the Espy Hotel’s iconic Gershwin Room. Don’t miss these powerful films that provide an important perspective on Australia’s history and peoples. The screening will be followed by an ‘In Conversation’ Q&A facilitated by Tasha James with Lisa Maza, Richard Frankland and Jungaji followed by very special song and storytelling performances from Richard Frankland and Jungaji.

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