State Library gets active for reconciliation

State Library will mark the end of National Reconciliation Week with ReconciliAction: an action-packed day of free entertainment and celebration for all ages.

State Librarian Janette Wright said the June 2nd event is an opportunity for all Queenslanders to show their support for reconciliation by celebrating together.

“This event encourages everyone, of all ages, to actively engage with the message of reconciliation. It is an opportunity for the community to come together in an event focussed on participation, and of course celebration.”

The festivities kick off at 10.30am with children’s storytelling and music including traditional language songs.

Acclaimed young Indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton will, with the help of the public, create a collaborative artwork to celebrate the message of reconciliation.

Local hip hop troupes from Elements Collective will entertain the crowd, as well as musicians Linta J, Skotti Hunter, Alicia Mellor and Mark Lowndes. Celebrated electro sensation MC Kitch and headliners Classik Nawu will take to the stage later in the afternoon.

Deadly Choices will also be there to share their message of making healthy lifestyle choices through cooking demonstrations, information stalls and children’s games.

Also visiting State Library for Reconciliation Week is Logan State of Mind, an exhibition that uncovers and showcases the positive role models, success stories and fantastic creators that hail from Logan. The exhibition will take place in The Studio space from Tuesday 28 May; its final day will be Sunday June 2. Live performances will highlight Logan musical talent and bring the exhibition to life at 6pm each night.

“We’re excited to present such a diverse line-up of talented entertainers and activities as part of National Reconciliation Week,” Ms Wright said.

"Reconciliation is about diversity and togetherness. We hope to share that message and celebrate together, as one united community, through this event.”

Media enquiries: Nicole Mangelsdorf, SLQ Communications
07 3842 9084 | Nicole.Mangelsdorf@slq.qld.gov.au

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