In honour of the occasion, a number of events are planned for the small park at 161 Boundary Street, West End, between 11 am and 2 pm.
There will be a range of informative and educational material highlighting the gap in life expectancy – and other key benchmarks – between Indigenous people and the greater community.
Representatives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) organisations will be on hand to answer your questions.
Local community worker Sam Watson will get things underway with a rousing call to action, and Micah Projects’ Ros Butler, a clinical nurse with the Brisbane Homelessness Service Collaborative, will report on the steps being taken to improve indigenous health in the local community.
Two indigenous footballers from AFL Queensland will attend.
There will also be kids’ activities and a hands-on art project where well-wishers will be invited to express their support visually for Closing the Gap, and petition will be available for guests and passers by to sign.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Close the Gap Day stalwarts Rod Tyson, Jenny Pineapple and Dario Western, and there will be a free sausage sizzle provided by local business Datacom.
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