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2016 BANYULE YOUTH SUMMIT

May 23, 2016

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High school students often find themselves stuck in an ‘in-between’ stage of life. On one hand, you’re forming political and social opinions every day—through the information you’re learning at school, online and in your social circles. But you’re still too young to vote in elections, and have your opinions and views heard loud and clear […]

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RIDING THE WAVE

April 5, 2015

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Van Badham, writer for The Guardian and award winning playwright, talks feminism and young women with Sammi Taylor. There’s a new wave of feminists on the scene. They’re empowered by Taylor Swift and selfies. They’re passionate about gender equality, incredibly motivated to combat sexism and they’re already putting a few cracks in the glass ceiling. […]

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WHAT WE WANT!

December 1, 2014

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The Banyule Youth Summit “My name is Jessica and my nickname is Jesse, with an –e, not an –ie like most girls. You can blame my mum for that, she did this to teach me how important it is to overcome gender standards.” Young but not naïve, these girls understand the reality of being a […]

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YOUTH FEST – Sunday September 14

September 3, 2014

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For the fifth consecutive year, Banyule’s annual Youth Festival is back with an even bigger and better line-up of bands, activities, performers and endless amounts of fun guaranteed. With over 35 bands and DJs spread out over four huge stages, as well as countless activities, workshops and opportunities to experience all of what Banyule Youth […]

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THE AGE OF ANONYMITY

August 12, 2014

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  “I’ve never had so many friends; I’ve never felt so alone.” –Postsecret The digital age is among us, bringing with it unlimited sharing, anonymity and pseudonyms. The façades we create on our Facebook pages are stripped of all structural integrity and remain a flimsy projected image of our ideal self. We’re logged in, checked […]

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ON A MISSION

June 12, 2014

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Sometimes, trying to be heard can be like screaming underwater: you know you’re doing it, people can see your mouth moving but the words don’t come out properly and no-one can understand you. Or maybe you say something on Facebook; a really interesting issue-laden status update about a topic you’re really passionate about, but it […]

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TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

May 19, 2014

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Every Wednesday night a group of talented young men gather in a studio, come to practice their art form and create amazing pieces of work. But rather than using brushes or pencils, these guys have a different sort of medium in mind. Spray painting and street art are often only thought of as graffiti, the […]

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CONDITIONAL LOVE IS CRITICAL

March 11, 2014

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I love media. I spend (waste?) hours on Tumblr and consume whole seasons of TV shows in a matter of days while drooling over the cast in between episodes (Teen Wolf, anyone?). I love to read, and listen to music. I have always loved these things, but I haven’t always consumed them critically. One thing […]

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