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Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Summit 2021: Resilience, Justice and Youth Development

  • Friday, September 10, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 340

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  • Future Voices and the Shepparton Region Schools are the key organisers of this Summit. All donations will go to the expenses of the Summit and to Future Voices for future summits.
  • Future Voices and the Shepparton Region Schools are the key organisers of this Summit. All donations will go to the expenses of the Summit and to Future Voices for future summits.

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The Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Summit 2021 promises to be an exciting and engaging event for young people. The Summit brings together a diverse youth population – refugees, migrants, indigenous youth, and other Australian born youth to create a group of connected future leaders of the region and Australia. Born in Shepparton, the advent of COVID brought the Summit online and allowed us to share the 2020 summit experiences with young people and leaders spreading from New York to Africa.  So too 2021.

The 2021 Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Summit themes build on Nelson Mandela’s legacy of optimism in the face of great hardship, empowerment, personal growth, social justice, regional development and global engagements.

The Summit is an opportunity to learn to lead with realistic and infectious optimism. The speakers will share knowledge, wisdom and facts to provide a sense of hopefulness, confidence and high expectations. In addition, there will be ample time for the students to talk with leaders and share insights and good questions.

Young people have chosen the topics, and they are designed to assist them to grow into leading community players and act on the immediate most pressing challenges.  

Speakers

  • The Hon Jason Wood MPAssistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, Government of Australia
  • Suzanna Sheed, MP for Shepparton, Parliament of Victoria;
  • USA Consul General Kathleen Lively
  • Tina PowneyDirector & Executive Manager at GALLAWAH - Empowering Change;
  • Dr Linda O’Brien AM, Pro Chancellor of Western Sydney University;
  • Dr John Bellavance, Universal Peace Federation Vice-President
  • Diana Onyonyi, Community  Advisor of Fortescue Future Industries
  • Dr Corina ModdermanLecturer and course advisor: Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University
  • Margaret Hepworth, Executive Officer of Initiatives of Change Australia and Founder of The Gandhi Experiment
  • Victor Perton, Chief Optimism Officer, The Centre for Optimism

Some of our goals include:

  • Decrease the risk of young people further developing behaviours that lead to self-harm,
  • Enhance young people’s inspiration, resilience and connections to school, family, peers and the community,
  • Promote social cohesion, facilitate collaborative structures, and improve linkages between schools and the education sector, different levels of governments and relevant youth and community services to support multiculturalism and young people displaying ‘at risk’ behaviours.


Read About Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Summit 2020

Why Come?

The Third Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Summit promises to be an exciting and engaging event for young and old alike on Friday 10 September 10 am (Australian East Coast time).

Speeches will be concise, lots of break-outs for participants to share their reflections and meet new diverse people, and sufficient time for Q&A and student replies.

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