Youth of today: Being young in Manchester
|Starts:||10:00 14 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||15:00 14 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Dr Hannah Smithson|
The event will involve young people (aged 16-18) and practitioners from local voluntary organisations exploring what it means to be young in Manchester, and the current issues and challenges affecting their lives.
What does it mean to be young in Manchester today? What issues currently affect young people’s lives? What changes would make a difference to them?
Exploring what local young people see as important to their own lives and futures, is key to this event. Society often thinks of young people as a single category and social ‘problem’; in this workshop, we’ll offer local young people a chance to have their voices heard, and think about solutions to challenges in their lives. We’ll also question whether young people’s experiences, and the challenges they face, have changed over time. To help us find out, we’ll watch extracts from ‘Forever Young: Eight Decades of Youth Culture told by People who were there’, a documentary tackling issues including education, politics, racism, relationships, music, and fashion, and talk to some of the people interviewed, about their experiences of growing up in Manchester since the 1970s.
Dr Hannah Smithson
Organisation: Manchester Metropolitan University
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