The Raising Peace Festival for 2023 is launching with an event that updates us on Australia’s most significant peace event for 2023 – the referendum on the Voice to Parliament.
Just before the final weeks of the campaign we will hear from Yes23, the official Voice campaign, on what we can all do to ensure the success of the referendum.
This session will feature an Acknowledgement of Country from Uncle Shane Charles, speakers Thomas Mayo, Danny Gilbert from Gilbert + Tobin and Jade Ritchie from the Yes23 campaign and plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions.
Jade Ritchie – Yes23 Campaign Spokesperson
Jade is from the Bunda Clan of the Gooreng Gooreng Nation and grew up on her Grandmother’s country in Bundaberg, QLD. She’s lived on Larrakia Country for the past 10 years and is an advocate for the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Jade has extended that advocacy to be a spokesperson for the Yes Campaign in the lead up to Referendum 2023. Jade continues to passionately advocate for social justice and for the First Peoples of Australia to be recognised in the Constitution by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
A second event during the festival will take a step back and look at the Statement from the Heart, signed at Uluru, in its entirety, and consider what it means for all of us as a step in restorative justice for Australia.
The ‘Yes’ image used here is the copyright of the Northern Land Council (https://www.nlc.org.au/the-voice).