From February to November inclusive we hold meetings/ yarning circles on the last Thursday morning of each month at the Redfern Community Centre or via Zoom. Duration of meetings is approximately two hours. The format consists of: Acknowledgment or Welcome to Country followed by a Yarning time. This is followed by the business of the day and meetings conclude with a reflection and morning tea.
Dorothy McCrae McMahon, Director of Mission, Uniting Church of Australia at that time, spoke to the women gathered at the historic Inaugural National Reconciliation event in Sydney in May 1996. She invited them to yarn saying:
As we share our stories, let’s respond authentically; sometimes with tears, sometimes with a bit of cheer and sometimes we will honour it with silence- but what we will be doing is lifting up the energy that lies here
To read highlights of yarning topics discussed over the years dip in Here.
The next yarning circle is: Thursday 31st of August 2023. It will be a hybrid delivery – face to face and Zoom
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