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#YoungAndBlack:
Voices for Change

Windrush, Grenfell, Macpherson Report, Stop and Search, COVID-19... enough is enough. Whether it’s on the news, on social media, or in your community, people are talking about Black lives. A long-overdue conversation. We want young Black people to be in control of their narrative. We have come together with UK Youth to launch the #YoungAndBlack campaign. Through a series of events, we seek to illuminate and create safe spaces for young Black people to share their personal experiences of being #YoungAndBlack in Britain and for all young people to listen and learn. 

Support the #YoungAndBlack campaign

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WE’VE MOVED ONLINE_

This past month we’ve been thrilled to bring together Diana Award recipients from across the globe. We hosted an online workshop on working with the media and another on engaging with social action with Peace First, an external partner.

One participant of an online workshop told us that:

“It was amazing to see people from all over the world that are so committed to creating a better world, and that no matter our backgrounds, we all have a common goal of making the world a better place.”

To make sure you don’t miss out on future online workshops, keep an eye out on the opportunities page.

TAKE ME THERE

JOIN OUR NEXT CONVERSATION_

We’re excited to announce our next instalment of Conversations for Change on Tuesday 30th June. We are inviting Diana Award alumni* to join us in an open discussion on race and inequality where we will be exploring the role of young people in tackling injustice as well as sharing resources and opportunities.

*You must be aged 18 or over to attend this event and have received your Diana Award before 2020.

SIGN ME UP

YOUR STORIES_

This month we bring you stories from two inspirational young people who were recognised with the Legacy Award last year.

Meet Ross, who shares what it’s like as a young person diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome and his journey as a creative fundraiser. Meet Gabby a passionate campaigner who has dedicated the past five years to advocating for our environment, and against educational inequalities in Malaysia and London.

We are always looking for blog writers so do get in contact if you’d like to write for us.

READ BLOGS

RESOURCES_

UK Youth have pulled together some helpful resources for young people as a starting point on how to be anti-racist, including what you can read, watch and who you can follow. You can also look up #BlackLivesMatter for more resources.


SHOW ME

GET INSPIRED_

On Wednesday 1 July we will be recognising the achievements of young changemakers from across the globe at our first ever virtual award ceremony. Join us in celebrating our 2020 Diana Award recipients and get inspired!


INSPIRE ME 

OPPORTUNITIES_

Stand With Youth

Conversations to bring together young people and experts from a range of sectors to re-image what the future holds.

Black Youth Town Hall
A youth-led community dialogue aimed at supporting young people as they process recent events and the state of race relations.

Apply To Be A Fellow-In-Residence
A year-long, paid program for young leaders who want to make an impact by supporting young people in their part of the world.


FIND OUT MORE

WHAT'S HAPPENING_

If you are working on a social action campaign, it can be useful to tie your work into awareness days:

15th – 21st June – Refugee Week
20th June – World Refugee Day
21st June – International Day of Yoga
12th July – Malala Day
15th July – World Youth Skills Day
18th July – Nelson Mandela International Day
30th July – International Day of Friendship


If you have any questions or want to write about an issue for our blog page,

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Kind regards,

Saraniya Thayaparan
Award & Development Programme Coordinator
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