Anglicare will be celebrating NAIDOC Week with a pop up cafe at St Nicholas Anglican Church on Tuesday, 4 July. All members of the community are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch.
Members of the Aboriginal community will be there to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements with songs, cultural performances and Aboriginal art activities.
According to Christina Williams, Anglicare Team Leader and organiser of the pop-up Cafe, the event helps strengthen a sense of community.
“Celebrating NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to recognise the history and culture of the first peoples of Australia and learn more about it. It enables us to stop and acknowledge the rich Aboriginal heritage. It also creates a platform for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Community members to come together, get to know each other better and learn from each other,” Ms Williams explains.
“This year’s theme of NAIDOC Week is “Languages Matter”. We are looking forward to learning more about the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and how these are connected to culture and identity.
“The history and culture of our first peoples is part of our nation’s identity. It is important to raise people’s awareness and celebrate their achievements. It is a privilege to be part of a country with such heritage and NAIDOC Week is a great way to acknowledge this.”
Starting at 12pm at 123-125 Brook St, Coogee, Anglicare’s NAIDOC Week lunch promises to be a fun time for the entire family.
For more information about the event or to book a place, call 0401 230 442.
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