Mob23’s allies still hurting but determined to keep fighting for First Nations people
Mob23 has been hosting reflective yarning circles among 'Yes' supporters in the weeks and months following the October 14 referenum. (Image credit: Mob23 / The Uluru Dialogues)
In the weeks and months following the 2023 Constitutional Referendum, Mob23 has hosted Voice-inspired sessions in partnership with local ‘Yes’ groups, continuing the fight for First Nations people.
Mob23 operates in partnership with the Uluru Dialogues, an organisation which includes signatories of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which was delivered for the first time back in 2017.
Since the referendum, many ‘Yes’ supporters have felt disheartened by the result, but that disappointment is gradually turning into strength and optimism.
The Gold Coast Afghan community, for example, recently hosted a cook-up gathering in the park to voice their continual support to the Uluru Statement and for First Nations peoples.
‘Yes’ groups who participated in the many voice-related events hosted by Mob23 during the referendum campaign have also since hosted Sunday-arvo park get-togethers, reinforcing their support for the Voice and for the Statement.
Meanwhile, many Voice-supporting social media pages have also since changed their names from variations of ‘Yes’ to ‘Stay true to Uluru’.
Other allies groups and mob gathered in a park in Beenleigh in southeast Queensland, where Mob23 hosted a yarning circle at an event called ‘reflections of the referendum’.
The pain of the referendum loss is still raw, however, the determination to continue the fight for a First Nations Voice will continue - the only difference is now we have 6 million friends who are more eager than ever to walk alongside us.
Mob23 leader Lucy Davis with allies of the local First Nations community at a recent special gathering at Beenleigh in southeast Queensland. (Image credit: Mob23 / The Uluru Dialogues)
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