Being seen, being heard: young people’s politics in devolution deals Film screening and workshop

Are we doing enough to ensure young people are represented in decisions that will affect their future?

Grassroots political campaigns, such as Team Future led by Manchester youth leadership charity, RECLAIM, have raised concerns about the audibility of young people’s voices in the Northern Powerhouse and Devo-Manc. They highlight that placing young people are at the centre, rather than the periphery, of discussions about the Northern Powerhouse and Devolution offers one way of achieving equitable social change and inter-generational justice. But how can we ensure that young people are not only heard within devolution debates, but that their voices are listened to, acted upon and amplified?

This event, on Friday 6 April, 2pm – 4pm at HOME, is in collaboration with young people from RECLAIM and researchers at the University of Manchester who have been following Team Future over the last 18 months, promoting their work in various ways. A film about the campaign has been co-produced, to be screened at this event, with an accompanying workshop led by members of Team Future about ways to better engage with young people in political decision-making.

The event is particularly aimed at local stakeholders, decision-makers and interested groups about young people’s role in political change.

Draft schedule:
14.00-14.15 Arrival and welcome
14.15-14.30 Film Screening
14.30-15.00 Panel Q+A
15.00-15.45 Youth-Led Workshop
15.45-16.00 Final questions and close

For more information and to book a free place, visit: Password ‘teamfuture’.

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