Here at Open Generation, we believe that difference and diversity are what make Britain great, and we think it’s time that young voters had their say on immigration and free movement. While British under 30’s have the most positive views on immigration, studies have shown that the UK youth are increasingly disengaged and disillusioned with mainstream politics. We want to encourage young people to become involved to change the current debate on immigration and with this in mind we’re creating a space for your voices to be heard.
On the 10th and 11th April we will be taking over Autograph ABP Institute and Gallery in East London for a weekend of talks, workshops and exhibits dedicated to exploring how young people feel about migration and being part of a global community. In what we’re calling our Festival of Ideas, we’ll be presenting film, photography, and spoken word projects produced by young local talent, as well as Q&A’s, discussion workshops and a TEDx Salon. There will be talks from key activists and journalists, offering advice on how you can make a difference within the increasingly polarised debate on immigration. We’ll also be drafting a manifesto of what today’s young people stand for and the society you want to live in.
If you’re tired of Theresa May and fed up with Farage, come along to the Open Generation weekend and find out how you can make your voice heard ahead of May 2015!