Plentiful Reconciliation hands in cafe windows a cause for celebration

Reconciliation Hands at Earthbound Bowra Cafe


RECONCILIATION Week 2021 ran from 27 May – 3 June with the theme ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.’

Earthbound Bowra Cafe, located in Nambucca Heads, took action and many customers joined in.

As reported in last week’s News Of The Area, the owners of the cafe were hopeful that customers and passers by would chip in at least $2 to purchase a cardboard hand to hang in the street facing window.

“We have been so happy with the response,” says Earthbound Bowra Cafe owner and News Of The Area reporter Rachel McGregor-Allen.

“People have loved the idea of having their name put up on a hand to show their support for Reconciliation in Australia.

“I get a surprise every time I drive along the street at the moment, because the usually clear window is full of these colourful hands representing action.”

The next Australia wide commemorative week acknowledging First Nations people is NAIDOC Week.

NAIDOC Week runs from 4 – 11 July, with the theme Heal Country! In 2021.

News Of The Area will be providing more information about events happening in or near Nambucca Valley for NAIDOC Week in upcoming issues.

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