Bristol’s youngest generation will have the opportunity to make their voices heard and help shape citywide policy at an upcoming conference.
Launch by youth empowerment organisation Babbasa, the Our Bristol, Our World event has the full support of mayor Marvin Rees and will focus on the key topics of needs and aspirations, culture and politics, climate and planet and health and wellbeing.
The aim is to give young people from less advantaged communities the chance to tell city leaders about the issues that matter to them, and what they want the future of Bristol to look like.
Founded by Poku Osei, Babbasa has a vision to create a world where young adults are inspired and able to realise their employment and enterprise ambitions, irrespective of where they live, their nationality, ethnicity, gender, race, sexuality or faith.
The conference, which is taking place on Tuesday, October 22 at City Hall between 6pm and 9pm, will feed into the One City Plan, a working document launched in January that sets out ambitions for Bristol up to 2050.
Rees, who will be attending the conference, said: “I think it’s going to be an amazing opportunity to get involved in the Bristol One City Plan and to really make sure that young peoples’ voices and visions are heard and actually put down on paper for what Bristol will be in the coming decades.”
The focus topics in full are as follows:
Our Needs, Our Aspirations – education and employment opportunities for young people.
Our Culture, Our Politics – access to art, politics and issues facing young people as citizens of Bristol.
Our Climate, Our Planet – the climate emergency in Bristol.
Our Health, Our Wellbeing – the mental and physical health of young people in Bristol.
To register for the free event, visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-bristol-our-world-conference-2019-tickets-71035742819?aff=eac2
Main photo from a recent Ask About Me event, hosted by Babbasa and Bristol24/7.
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