YouthTalks @BlueFire Street Fest

YouthTalks is back with another year of inspiring and thought provoking talks!

Get inspired by the young changemakers of our city, from 2pm to 7.15pm at our YouthTalks Stage.

The YouthTalks zone at BlueFire Street Fest is a chance to explore the powerful role young people (16 – 30) play in our city. What causes or work are young leaders engaging in? What are our challenges in today’s society as young leaders? What have we achieved and how? How can we create a more positive environment and more opportunities for young people to thrive as leaders?

Brought to you by GirlCrew and BlueFire, we are delighted to be joined by 4 incredible organisations based in Dublin.

2.15 – 3pm: GirlCrew:

Offering an insight into the ways in which young people are getting involved in their city, and providing inspiration for us all to do more.

3 – 3.45pm: Social Enterprise Network (Socent):

Find out how to do well and do good by checking out Socent’s top speakers in the world of social enterprise. If you are interested in a world where people purchase with a conscience, rock up the #SpeakerSlot @ BlueFire.

3.45 – 4.45pm: Abortion Rights Campaign:

Providing an insight into pro-choice activism by young people, our panelists will discuss what sustains their involvement, why they feel reproductive justice is relevant to society in general in Ireland and how change is possible.

4.45 – 5.30pm: Peachy Dublin:

As a Creative Collective, Peachy Dublin want to challenge people to look inwards and outwards in equal measure. By loving yourself more and accepting you may not be perfect, to being conscious of our society and the challenges it faces. Peachy Dublin believe that Art can show this in ways that words cannot, and they will explore this further during their panel discussion.

5.30 – 6.30pm: National Women’s Council of Ireland:

Join the National Women’s Council of Ireland for a Women in Leadership hour featuring a panel discussion with Síona Cahill, Deputy president and Equality and Citizenship Office with the Union of Students in Ireland; Shubhangi Karmakar, Public Health Campaigner, Demilade Adeniran, No Hate Speech Ambassador and Anna Cosgrave, founder of the Repeal Project. Hear about their leadership journeys, tips on social justice campaigning and learn about the causes they care passionately about.

6.30 – 7.15pm: BlueFire:

What are our challenges in today’s society as young leaders? What have we achieved and how? This and more will be discussed during our panel with Kate Higgins Jackson, Ballyfermot Festival Organiser and Camilla, from Build Your Future in conversation with BlueFire’s own managers. Make sure to get their at the start, when we’ll have an introduction by Osaro Azams, from the Fried Plantains Collective.

“This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.”

Robert Kennedy, US Senator

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