Dear Market Lane team, customers, friends, community and family, we welcome you to join us!
Change starts with all of us sharing and discussing important issues as a society. This happens at home, with friends, and with other people we know. We will be watching the film In My Blood It Runs this Sunday 19th July at 7.30pm. We’re encouraging our wonderful team members to join us, and we hope you’ll join us, too!
Over the last couple of months, we as a business have been reflecting on the injustices and racism that exist here in Australia, and we’ve been examining our own role in both the problems and the solutions.
We will be watching In My Blood It Runs together to increase our understanding, awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, history, traditions, belief systems and ongoing achievements. Admittedly, this event is just the beginning of our learning process, and of us providing cultural learning opportunities to our team.
As Children’s Ground Project Officer Chloe Abbott says, “We believe the documentary, alongside the discussion material, is a wonderfully accessible starting point for anyone wanting to further engage with and support First Nations rights in Australia”. Together Children’s Ground and In My Blood It Runs created the below screening guide that features discussion points and important information to accompany the film.
If you do join us on Sunday, you can further support the aspirations of First Nations families in Central Australia by donating to help build a school on Dujuan’s Homelands through the Children’s Ground’s Education for All campaign. Market Lane will be donating $20 for every member of our team that watches the movie.
Examining and deconstructing the deeply-embedded racial prejudice in our country with the goal of achieving a just society is an ongoing, lifelong process – for us as individuals and for Market Lane Coffee as a company.