FUNPARK is looking for speakers for 2021’s Mount Druitt Press Conference program!
Do you know a young person 17 – 24 years of age who is interested in public speaking, youth leadership or local activism?
FUNPARK‘s Mt Druitt Press Conference is a curated conversation led by young local cultural leaders. The speakers attend a series of workshops, where they share lived experiences of growing up in Bidwill. From there local issues and solutions are raised in a conversation that is presented to an audience of community members and local change makers.
- Be paid a speakers fee
- Get training in public speaking and problem solving
- Meet other like-minded youth
- Work with industry mentors and cultural elders
- Get opportunities to speak at various events in the Blacktown LGA and beyond
There are three separate conversations happening this year which highlight the on-going issues impacting specific youth groups within Mount Druitt.
First Nation Mount Druitt youth
Workshops – April 21st, May 12th, May 26th
Event – May 28th (Held at Museum of Contemporary Art)
Pacific Islander Mount Druitt youth
Workshops – June 16th, June 23rd, June 29th
Event – July 3rd
Mixed Mount Druitt youth
Workshops – September 8th, September 15th, September 22nd
Event – September 23rd
To apply, click HERE.
If you want to nominate a young person, click HERE.
Expression of interest close on Wednesday March 30, 2021.
Photo from the 2020 live-streamed Mt. Druitt Press Conference, taken by Huy Nguyen. The 2020 Social Revolutionaries (from left to right): Daisy Montalvo, Jason Denison, Robyn Hardge-scott, Christina Martinez and Aaliyah Felipe.