Cultural Perspectives Group have recently launched their Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the Redfern Community Centre in front of an audience of staff, community partners and organisations, research consultants and community leaders from both the multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sectors.
Cultural Perspectives Group RAP represents their formal commitment to reconciliation and continuing to develop long-term, beneficial and reciprocal partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities in the areas in which they work.
The Group which includes Cultural Perspectives, CIRCA Research and DiverseWerks, has a proud history of working with diverse communities in a way that is respectful, meaningful and safe. The focus is on connecting people, communities and organisations for the benefit of a diverse and inclusive society. The Cultural Perspectives Group operates on the land of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation, in the centre of Leichhardt in Sydney. Their work regularly takes them to many First Nations across Australia.
“We have been working with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander communities in remote, regional and urban areas throughout Australia for over 20 years and we wish to see the RAP as Cultural Perspectives Group’s next progressive step to working toward reconciliation. “In sharing our plans and vision for reconciliation within the work we do, we are also keen to promote acts of reconciliation and the adoption of RAPs across the multicultural sector”, said Cultural Perspectives Group Managing Director, Pino Migliorino AM.
The RAP was launched with key note speeches by Reconciliation Australia CEO Karen Mundine and Violet Roumeliotis, CEO of Settlement Services International (SSI). Ms. Roumeliotis also acknowledged the importance of Cultural Perspectives Group’s RAP relating to the systemic and practical results that can be achieved within the multicultural sector.
“Both SSI and its member organisations have an important role in advocating reconciliation and demonstrating its practical manifestations through our work, our projects, our outreach and our advocacy.
“I look forward to many more organisations in the multicultural sector, including SSI, move further towards reconciliation and adopting a RAP regardless of their size” said Ms Roumeliotis.
Ms. Mundine applauded Cultural Perspectives Group on their leadership. “The Cultural Perspectives Group is a leader in promoting diversity and inclusion for Australians of all backgrounds – and in recognising and celebrating the unique place of First Australians in the rich history and prosperous future of our nation” she said.
The Cultural Perspectives Group RAP will be viewable on line soon.