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Invasion Day March 2022

This January 26 rally will feature a silent march to the historic Day of Mourning site on Elizabeth Street before finishing at Yabun Festival.
By Concrete Playground
January 25, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
January 25, 2022
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Rallies and marches take place every January 26, not only addressing concerns about the date of Australia's national celebration, but also protesting the ongoing discrimination that Indigenous Australians have faced since white settlement. This year, the Indigenous Social Justice Association has organised an Invasion Day, Day of Mourning and Survival Day march that will meet at Town Hall at 10am on Wednesday.

The rally will be pushing for Indigenous land rights, reparatory justice, climate justice and the ending of deaths in custody and child removal. It will also mark the 50th anniversary since the Aboriginal Tent Embassy was set up in Canberra.

Following speeches at Town Hall, a silent and commemorative march will take place to the historic Day of Mourning site at Australia Hall on Elizabeth Street. After the march, the rally will move onto Victoria Park where attendees can take part in Yabun Festival, the largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia. Yabun Festival 2022 will mark 20-years of the festival and will feature talks, discussions, markets and performances from musicians including Kobie Dee and Vic Simms.

The rally has been organised with COVID-safety in mind. Mask and social distancing will be required. If you cannot attend, you can tune into Yabun Festival online at the festival website or via Koori Radio 93.7FM.

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