The Shifting Landscapes of Reconciliation Reflection Session

with Natalie Snooke, Anne Courtney & Joe Courtney | Saturday 15 June

Image credit: Sergey Pesterev

Together we will explore the shifting landscapes of reconciliation, both within ourselves and in our community.

Reconciliation is about a deeper understanding, resolving differences and a commitment to change.

As individuals, when we choose to engage in reconciliation of any kind, we invite change that will transform our relationships. 

We constantly have a choice to either avoid the discomfort of change or to claim the chance to build a stronger, more trusting and long-standing relationship – both within ourselves and with others.

As a nation, the outcome of the Voice to Parliament Referendum has opened new questions about reconciliation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider Australian community.

The need for deep listening and truth-telling remains central now more than ever.

The session will include reflective activities involving both silence and sharing, stillness and somatic movement and explore these questions:

  • What are you reconciling in your life?
  • How are we holding and navigating tensions?
  • What learning opportunity does reconciliation offer us?
  • Since the referendum, what is our response to the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in reshaping the pathways to reconciliation?
  • What is our individual commitment in this shifting landscape?

This session is facilitated by Anne Courtney, along with Natalie Snooke and Joe Courtney, reconciliation activists and members of Courage and Renewal WA.

Courage & Renewal WA is a social movement that enables people to live lives of courage and integrity and to ‘lead from within.’ We work together to create activities and spaces where people can lead and act with courage and support one another towards wholeness. We create reflective, invitational space that is open and hospitable and uses multiple modes of reflection.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Booking details

There is a maximum of 30 places available.

For further information, please contact Anne on 0478 221 026 or Natalie on 0419 958 821.

Date: Saturday 15 June 2024

Time: 1.00 – 4.00pm

Cost: $30 full price; $20 concession (includes afternoon tea)

Venue: St Christopher’s Memorial Hall, 120 Waddell Road, Bicton. Click here for a map.