B’nai B’rith Victoria together with other Jewish organisations, is coordinating a number of walks on the afternoon of Sunday 5th December 2021, in support of the wishes of the First Nations community to establish a Voice to Parliament as called for by the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
The walks will culminate with a smoking ceremony and the lighting of the Ark Centre’s ‘Pillars of Light’ Menorah, being the Eighth night of Chanukah, dedicated to and in support of our Indigenous Australians.
KEEP THE DATE - Sunday 5th December Subject to Covid Regulations
On Sunday 11 July 2021 the B'nai B'rith Human Rights Oration took place, in conjunction with the JCCV.
Thank you to Dr Lois Peeler for your beautiful Acknowledgment of Country, Mark Leibler AC, event Patron who introduced the wonderful Prof Marcia Langton AO who spoke to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its importance in action. The evening's proceedings can be viewed below.
We wish to thank the Hosts and donors for your support. In particular to Vivienne Fried, Dr Helen Gardner and Dr Paul Gardner AM, Mrs Janice Huppert, B'nai B'rith Victoria Raoul Wallenberg Unit, B'nai B'rith Victoria Unit Akiba, B'nai B'rith Victoria Melbourne Mitzvah Lodge, the generous Sponsors of Sunday’s event.
The surplus proceeds from the event will be distributed to support the Worawa Aboriginal College, whose Principal Dr Lois Peeler delivered the beautiful Acknowledgement of Country, Stand Up's work in its development of First Nations Partnerships and the continued work of B'nai B'rith in this most important of Human Rights initiatives.
Many of you have asked for a copy of the words spoken by Dr Paul Gardner AM on the night. Please find below The Jewish Community’s Response from the Heart, authored by Dr Gardner and endorsed by B’nai B’rith Victoria and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria - JCCV.
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