Article by Janet Taylor, Port Adelaide Enfield Council
Global Communities for Peace are proud to host an annual Peace Walk event for Reconciliation Week with the support of Port Adelaide Enfield Council.
In 2015 we began the event with the official launch of the second book in the “Stolen” series, which highlights loss of culture for the Aboriginal community. The book launch was followed by a Reconciliation/Peace Walk from Harts Mill to Lartelare, led by students from Alberton Primary School and Thebarton College. At Lartelare, Brodie family representative Margaret Brodie gave a talk on the significance of the park.
The event was held during Reconciliation Week and promoted greater understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Participants in the walk carried flags, banners and wore colourful clothing, providing a great visual image.
The planning and delivery of the walk brought together many groups including Global Communities for Peace, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Alberton Primary School, Thebarton College, the Mohammad Ali Foundation (USA) for the book launch, the University of South Australia and the Aboriginal Advisory Panel.