Young people debate multicultural diversity

Young people debate multicultural diversity

downloadAbout 250 young people from across our state will debate our multicultural society in New South

Wales on 9 September at a youth leaders’ day to be held at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Multicultural NSW’s annual youth forum, called IDEATION 2015, takes the theme I Choose to Be.

Participants will have the chance to share their ideas by signing on to #IDEATION_2015 on Facebook,

Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

“Young Australians in NSW grow up in one of the most multicultural societies in the world. We want

to hear young people’s ideas about how to maximise this diversity and to make a better society for

everyone in New South Wales,” said Multicultural NSW Chief Executive Officer Hakan Harman.

“As part of our strategic plan, Harmony In Action, we are ensuring all sections of the community

have the opportunity to contribute – especially young people who can take back to their schools

new ways of reflecting on our challenges and the future.”

Young people from public and private schools across the state have been invited to the forum, which

targets those aged 14-16. As young multicultural ambassadors they will pass on ideas during their

vital senior school years, with the aim of developing team-building and leadership skills that they can

share with their peers.

Themes within the conference will deal with tolerance, labels, culture, what it means to be a citizen

and contemporary issues facing youth.

Regional schools will be able to take part through video-conferencing facilities that are available on

the day.

DATE & TIME: 9 September 2015 at 9am-4pm

WHERE: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney 2000

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Hakan Harman, CEO Multicultural NSW, 8255 6789

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