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National Sorry Day Activities in Brisbane

Sorry Day rally at speakers corner at parliament house in George Street Brisbane 11 am on 26 May.

The rally and march to DOCS is organised by the Brisbane Sovereign Grannies Group which is part of National Sorry Day activities (See the national statement attached )

There is a forum and get together after the rally and march from 2 pm at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre 967 Brunswick Street New Farm QLD 4005.

On the day before there will be a fundraiser with details on the poster below.

2 responses to “National Sorry Day Activities in Brisbane

  1. sorry day rallyandmeeting reducedSorry Day rally at speakers corner at parliament house in George Street Brisbane 11 am on 26 May.

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  2. The next Stolen Generation

    The Saturday Paper
    News
    May 17, 2014
    Sam Bungey

    Almost 10 per cent of black children are in state care, and 1000 are taken from their parents each year.

    In the majority-Aboriginal town of Wilcannia, NSW, Family and Community Services is blamed for doing both too much, and too little.

    On the tape an Aboriginal mother pleads through sobs for the chance to breastfeed her baby over the weekend. “We’ll see what we can do,” a caseworker tells her. The mother’s appeals give way to plaintive weeping as the officers’ voices grow distant. The baby’s cries grow distant, too, as the child is taken with them. The recording, made secretly on a phone one recent Friday in a rural New South Wales home, makes plain what former prime minister Kevin Rudd said on the separation of children from their parents: “The sheer brutality of the act of physically separating a mother from her children is a deep assault on our senses and on our most elemental humanity.” … http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2014/05/17/the-next-stolen-generation/1400248800#.U3uESi89Z7B

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