Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes, and other Australian AFL stars and community sport professionals recently returned from Brazil where they attended a series of workshops, community conversations and sport-for-development activities in favela communities as part of the action research project “Changing the Score” organised by RMIT University, Bluestone Edge and Global Reconciliation.
Most recently, members of the Richmond Football Club attended. See the Korin Gamadji Institute's summary and video about the Indigenous dimension of the Brazil project at http://www.kgi.org.au/news/
Dr Elizabeth Kath, RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow with the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and co-director of Global Reconciliation, said the trip was the next step in a series of reconciliation journeys focused on building community resilience and social inclusion using sport and other everyday practices.
“The core idea of these journeys is for participants from very different parts of the world, who are nevertheless facing similar community challenges, to explore how everyday practices such as sport can become vehicles for reconciliation and social inclusion,” Dr Kath said.
See more at The Australia-Latin America Business Council , 'Changing the Score' An Australia-Brazil Sport for Reconciliation Journey
And: Sport and development.org, Working-together-towards-reconciliation