For many, January 26 is recognised as a day of mourning. The Curtin Student Guild does not recognise January 26 as a holiday. Students, staff and the broader Curtin community will be walking in solidarity in support of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, we have provided transportation for students that wish to participate.
10:30am - SIGN PAINTING
Rally sign painting at Guild Reception (Building 106F).
Cardboard, signs and paint provided.
11:30am - BUS TO RALLY
Free bus transport to the Invasion Day Rally in Forrest Place.
Meet at Guild Reception and then we’ll go to the bus together. The bus will be departing outside Guild at 11:30am.
12:00pm - RALLY
Change the Date Invasion Day Rally at Forrest Chase!
BUS BACK TO CURTIN
Free bus transport from the Rally back to Curtin after the event is finished.
Other ways you can get involved:
Acknowledge and take time to understand annual dates which hold significance to many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by visiting the link below: https://karda.curtin.edu.au/news-events/significant-dates/
GUILD OPERATIONS - JANUARY 26
Our operations will continue as normal - reception will be open for normal hours, and Student Assist services will be provided. For all intents and purposes, the 26th January will be a regular day at the Guild. Until there is legislative recognition of January 26 as a day not to celebrate, we would hope to see all workplaces adopt this policy - including Curtin University. It is encouraging to see that this year the University of Wollongong has publicly acknowledged that January 26 is not a day to celebrate and explicitly given their staff the option to work on the day.
Click here to read more about this.
This land always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Curtin Student Guild recognises the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners of this land, and pays respect to elders past, present, and emerging. This land is stolen, sovereignty was never ceded and this always was and always will be Aboriginal land.