Together as One 2012 by Latin American Youth Forum :14 April

Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF) is delighted to invite you to our “Together as One 2012”
For the last four years, LAYF’s members have been running Together as One, a gathering initiative to create awareness of young people’s role in this society by providing spaces where we are able to grow politically and use arts as a tool to help us build a more integrated community and act as one.

The financial crisis and the latest reforms to the UK social welfare systems have had an enormous impact in people’s economic situation. The labour market has become even more competitive for all, which makes it specially difficult for young people to start acquiring work experience and to step into their first job. For this reason, this year’s Together as One will have Volunteering Culture as its main theme, as we believe that helping others can also become a great way to develop new skills and learn to work as part of a team.

We invite you to come and enjoy the following activities:

1. Photography exhibition: LAYF members have been visiting charity and cultural organisations to take pictures of those who make it all possible… volunteers. This exhibition will show how diverse and important the experience of volunteering can be. Please come and join us in the exhibition.

2. Discussions: LAYF members will be moderating the following group discussions:

-15:00-15:30 Discussion 1: Is volunteering giving your time away?

-16:00-16:30 Discussion 2: Are Internships and Apprenticeships the way forward for young people?

-17:00-17:30 Discussion 3: Would artistic careers be possible without volunteering?

3. Performances: Come and see for yourself what impact art has in the lifes of young people. Music, dance, theatre and much more …

4. Dark room: Yes!! A dark room to project documentaries and videos, all made by and for young people (and for those who have a young spirit).

5. Art workshops: the best way to integrate and get to know each other is throughout the arts. Join us for: Dance, poster making, music video making and much more.

6. Food and refreshments: We know that people would not come just for the food, but we know that food would makes it all better. Delicious food served.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to perform, find out more or give us a hand. There is still lot to do!

LAYF

VENUE: Stockwell Community Resource Centre / 1 Studley Road, London SW4 6RA

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