The Hashtag: #PoliticalLiteracy
Growing up as a young person in Britain is not easy. We are often referred to as the ‘apathetic generation’ and in most cases; a generation not worth engaging with because we are less likely to vote. However, that all changed at the last General Election.
Tonight’s event not only stresses the fundamental importance of a politically-literate young generation – but also how we can continue to engage young people in politics and build on the momentum sparked by the election. All from a youth perspective.
THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Cat Smith MP (Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs)
Lord David Blunkett
Matteo Bergamini (Founder, Shout Out UK)
Founder and Director of Shout Out UK, a multi-award winning independent youth news platform that provides young people with the tools necessary to engage in politics and a platform to shout out and be heard.
Mete Coban (Social Entrepreneur, My Life My Say)
Kayleigh Wainwright (Head of Membership & Youth Engagement, UK Youth)
UK Youth is a leading national charity, committed to providing access to appropriate, high quality services in every community so that young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Bess Mayhew (CEO, More United)
Bess is co-founder and CEO of More United, a movement giving people influence over politics in a new, non-tribal way. In the 2017 General Election, More United crowdfunded to help elect 34 MPs from four different parties, who signed up to their progressive values.
Debate Hosted by Aaron Roach Bridgeman, Presenter SKY1 & SBTV