EVENT: It’s Going to be Good
It’s Going to be Good, a one day event taking place at The Cass, on the 19 April will bring together an international group of young change-makers, offering them an opportunity and safe space to critique and question, challenge and change, even deconstruct and reconstruct global power, building practical strategies for action. It coincides with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018
It’s Going to be Good brings together 130 advocates, inventors, entrepreneurs, policy makers and politicians, from over 60 nations. All aged 17-36 these young people have been selected from major global networks and UK social action groups with a view to collaborating to break down silos, to be heard, to act and create as one. A few of the organisations represented include The World Economic Forum Global Shapers, The Queen's Young Leaders Program, Young African Leaders Inititative, One Young World, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and The Royal Commonwealth Society. The event has been organised by Frances Brown who also Directs education and mentoring for The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, at the University of Cambridge, Institute for Continuing Education and with the support of Dr Karen Salt of the University of Nottingham.
The day-long event will culminate with a VIP reception for one hundred guests.
The organisers are still seeking involvement in a number of ways:
Tickets are limited but the team are particularly interested in UK-based attendees to join the international cohort and to include those with first-person experience of issues related to rural living, indigenous rights, homelessness and living between homes, marginalised groups, crime, poverty, gang culture or refugees for example. Participants don't need a track record of professional change and development work but should be passionate about action and improving their communities.
VIPs to attend the evening reception
In the evening the young change-makers will be joined by one hundred guests who have access to power, knowledge, finance and networks and care passionately about our world and its people.
Help on the day
The team are also interested in people who are skilled at analysing and communicating data or experienced facilitators able to help to collect data and guide a fruitful conversation.
Support and sponsorship
Finally, this event has been created on a completely pro-bono basis by everyone involved. The event is free and the organisers have committed to making attending the event for young people cost neutral wherever possible. If individuals or organisations are able to donate the group will be better able to support attendance from rural, out of work, between homes and economically disadvantaged youth. In the event that they raise more funds than they need, the surplus will be donated to London based charity Arts Emergency.
Find out more about It’s Going to be Good and some of the people who are taking part here: Eventbrite
Image: Queen’s Young Leader, Rianna Patterson, Founder of Dominica Dementia Foundation. Image courtesy Dementia Foundation