To honour National Reconciliation Week and coinciding with Mabo Day, Link Housing hosted a staff morning tea on Monday, 3 June 2019.
The event, which was held at Link Housing’s West Ryde office, gave the team an opportunity to come together and explore ways of achieving reconciliation as individuals and as an organisation.
It was attended by 40 or so Link Housing team members and special guests from the Aboriginal community including renowned indigenous international artist Bibi Barba, Director of Metro Local Aboriginal Land Council, Ann Weldon and Adam Hansen, Aboriginal Partnerships Specialist from Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) NSW.
Bibi, Ann and Adam gave inspiring speeches, sharing their personal stories and their thoughts on the importance of National Reconciliation Week. Their presence was invaluable in helping those attending get a first-hand insight into reconciliation and what it means.
Bibi said, “I think it’s amazing to be invited to be speaking because it’s about understanding indigenous viewpoints from a community grassroots level and when you get to understand that, you can move forward.”