Diversity and Dialogue invites you to its National Youth Forum
The National Youth Forum (NYF), part of the Citizenship Foundationís Diversity and Dialogue project, takes place on Friday 25 April 2008 in Shoreditch, London.We are inviting over 100 young people aged 16-19 to take part in the forum. The aim is to create an open, frank and robust space for dialogue and deliberations on action on critical issues identified by the eight -strong NYF youth committee as including: gun and knife crime, sexual conduct, climate change, transitions in life/leaving school and Islamophobia/anti-terror laws.
Through facilitated dialogue, workshops, interactive performances and inspirational guest speakers, the NYF aims to provide participants with the motivation, focus, skills and a peer network with whom to shape and build an informed, inclusive and just society.
The Diversity and Dialogue project is led by the Citizenship Foundation, in partnership with Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, Jewish Council for Racial Equality, Muslim Aid, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Jewish Relief. Founded in 2002, in response to the proliferation of global conflicts and the rise of communal tensions and violence in the UK, the partners identified a serious need to constructively engage young people in community cohesion programmes that facilitate meaningful interactions and empower them to play an active role in their communities.