WELCOME TO PORT PHILLIP CITIZENS FOR RECONCILIATION
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners
and Custodians of the land on which we meet,
and we pay our respects to their Elders;
past, present and emerging.
PPCfR commissioned Indigenous artist Susan Naden to design a logo for the group. It was to reflect Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
coming together and the Port Phillip area with its land, sea and parks and resulted in the two figures surrounded by
black, brown and white-coloured 'hands' that are often used as a symbol of reconciliation, and colours of the land, sea and parks.
Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation (PPCfR)
is a voluntary not-for-profit community group.
It began in 1997 at a public meeting at St Kilda Town Hall attended by hundreds of people including Elders, Indigenous community members, politicians, councillors, musicians and the general public in response to widespread local interest in Reconciliation.
We meet every month on the third Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm at the South Melbourne Community Centre, 1 Ferrars Place, Sth Melb.
During Covid lockdown, we meet via zoom, so please email email@example.com to receive a zoom invitation link.
Reconciliation is a national process promoting unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the wider community. Reconciliation promotes justice and equity for all Australians.
We are committed to:
- Building closer relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in our community
- Providing a forum for community discussion because we recognise that information and understanding are integral to the Reconciliation process
- Promoting an understanding of the culture, heritage and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, both nationally and locally.
We receive strong support from the mayor and councillors of the City of Port Phillip and an annual Community Services Grant that enables us to continue with a range of public activities. We salute Todd Condie's appointment as Indigenous Policy Officer and his work developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the Council.
Our informative monthly newlsletter, Mungo, is distributed to all members and provides information on local and national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander news and events. (Mungo is available in the top menu.)
Our Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation Facebook page provides news about upcoming events and happenings.
Organisations We Support
We have key affiliations with organisations such as Reconciliation Victoria, Reconciliation Australia and ANTAR (Australians for Native Title & Reconciliation).