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Deakin University’s "Social Networks & Belonging" project is looking for young leaders from African, Arabic, and Pacific Islander backgrounds aged from 15-25 to take part in a one-day forum on Saturday 22nd October 2011.
This event will allow young leaders to make a valuable conribution to improving Youth Services in Australia. It will include activities, guest speakers, facilitated discussions, and more.
Young Leaders Forum Invitation (pdf file)
Young Leaders Forum Program (pdf file)
The “Social Networks, Belonging and Active Citizenship among Migrant youth in Australia” project is a four year, national research project that seeks to learn more about migrant youth and social networks. The project is investigating the ways in which young people of Arab, Pacific Islander and African backgrounds develop a sense of social connectedness and belonging in Australia.
The findings will improve our understanding of the challenges faced by migrant young people, and the ways they cope with these challenges. We are committed to ensuring that research findings translate into practical recommendations for service providers. The findings will be shared through collaborative symposiums, workshops and policy recommendations.
The participants in the October forum are a vital element in ensuring that this project is reflective of the contemporary viewpoints and experience of young migrant leaders living in Australia today. In addition, the young people will also:
• connect with other young leaders and explore what leadership does and can imply
• explore some of the positive things taking place in your community
• talk about things that are important to you, your friends, and family
• discover and learn about other cultures
• tell facilitators how positive change can be achieved
• receive recognition and participation certificate for your contribution and a book or movie voucher!
The Forum will take place at Multicultural Hub. Transport can be arranged.
For further information, please contact:
Dr Masa Mikola, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation (CCG), Deakin University
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