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Young people to make their voices heard at Hackney Youth Conference

Young people in Hackney can make their voices heard at Young Hackney’s annual Youth Conference.

This year’s event takes place at 1-4pm on Saturday 19 October at Young Hackney Forest Road, in Dalston. The event is free and aimed at 11-19 year olds.

The theme is ‘Are you who you say you are?’ and topics up for debate include ‘Does the way you dress empower you or make you a fashion slave?’, ‘Should your life online be used to judge the real life you?’ and ‘Do you need to play a game to be a winner in the game of life?’.

Those taking part will enjoy a packed afternoon of debates with special guests, workshops and lively discussions, as well as free goodie bags, live music and refreshments.  

Cllr Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Hackney Council
The Youth Conference gives young people the chance to speak out about some really challenging and interesting subjects; I’m always impressed by the really well considered, inspired debates that take place.

As well as giving them an opportunity to practice their public speaking skills, it should be a lot of fun, with plenty of entertainment throughout the day, so I hope lots of young people will come down.
Cllr Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Hackney Council

Places are free but limited, so booking is essential. To reserve a place email your name, age and school or college to: naomi.ohsan@hackney.gov.uk.

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