Posted by noel on 17 Jan 2009
It's not because Ken Livingstone isn't Mayor of London any more that we should stop fighting for cheaper public transport, more social housing or the environment.
Our generation gets stereotyped as always wanting instant gratification, pessimistic that everything's wrong with the world and apathetic that they can't change it because those in power won't listen to them anyway.
But there are so many everyday heroes off the radar of opinion leaders who work in the shadows trying to creating positive change in their communities, maybe even where you live or work.
This is why at this session facilitated by Compass Youth at the Progressive London Conference, we have invited an exciting range of speakers to talk about the issues that matter to young people and how we can campaign for a progressive future across London:
David Lammy MP, Minister for Higher Education & IP
Chuka Umunna, Parliamentary Candidate for Streatham
Samuel Tarry, Chair of Compass Youth
Bell Ribeiro-Addy, NUS Black Students' Officer
Nii Sackey, Director of Bigga Fish
Emma Jane Cross, Chief Executive of Beat Bullying
Young people in London are changing the world around them all the time - lobbying for the living wage, fighting against fascism, giving people the freedom to express themselves or campaigning against knife crime & child violence.
We want to make connections that will keep the progressive movement in touch with the most dynamic and innovative ideas and campaigns.
Come and be part of our participative and interactive debate on how we make the future for Young Londoners a progressive one!
At the heart of what drives this session is that it will be shaped by the ideas and people that take part in it.
Register now at http://www.progressivelondon.org.uk
Have you got a spare minute?
Why not spread the word to other young people living in your street, halls of residence or even your neighbourhood! Take the pledge here or text ‘pledge younglondon’ to 60022.
...We are the people we've been waiting for
...Get inspired, get involved, get ready
...It's time to take back society
Watch this space for more info!