The impact of Covid-19 and lockdown is becoming clearer and it is those who were already disadvantaged suffering most. 2020 has brought with it challenging times and although young people are the least likely to have their health affected, their prospects for the future are the most in danger. 

Join us as a key listener in this digital conference and hear from young people talking about their struggle and triumph, facing injustice and inequality, and their ideas, hopes and dreams for building a better future. 

23rd September, 4:30-6pm

On Zoom

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The third will be heard!

33% of the population of Bristol is under 25. Despite this, our voices are not heard.

In “We the 33%” events, we are inviting decision makers from the region to be active keynote listeners and talk to us about the issues we care most about.

Through youth consultation, we identified inequality is on most young people's minds at the moment. We'll address racial discrimination, especially in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement, inequality of access to jobs and education for young people, how mental health and poverty affects our lives and much more. We'll talk about our own experiences and invite you to take part in open conversations about how we can work together to build our futures better.

Key speakers & responders

Young people from the South West will be the key note speakers. Responding to the issues they bring up, we’ll have the following key responders:

  • Richard Bonner – President, Business West

  • Sam Bromily – Cabinet Member for Children and Young People – South Gloucestershire

  • Cleo Lake – Ex Lord Mayor of Bristol and Deputy Leadership candidate for the Green Party
  • Paul Smith – Former cabinet member for housing in Bristol City Council and CEO designate Elim Housing

Creative Youth Network will still be here when this pandemic ends and our services will be more needed than ever before.  Donate now to support young people. 

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