Uluru Youth Dialogue Co-Chairs Allira Davis (left) and Bridget Cama. (Image credit: The Uluru Dialogue)
The Uluru Youth Dialogue has partnered with UNICEF Australia, Australian Youth Affairs Coalition and Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (Australia) to host the Hands on Heart Youth Voice National Conference from 24th-27th August 2023 at Barangaroo, Sydney on Gadigal Land.
This conference is a fantastic opportunity for young people from all walks of life to come together with First Nations young leaders of the Uluru Youth Dialogue (based at University of NSW), to learn and activate towards a successful referendum on the Voice.
The Hands on Heart Youth Voice National Conference aims to bring together young people (aged 18-30) from diverse backgrounds across the country. The Conference will achieve three key outcomes: education, activation and connection.
Various organisations have been invited to nominate up to five young people connected to their group to take part in the Hands on Heart Youth Voice National Conference.
“Hands on Heart is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young Australians to come together to learn more about the Voice Referendum from senior and junior key leaders of this movement and be equipped with strategies to advocate for the Voice in their own communities and contribute to a successful referendum result,” Allira Davis, Cobble Cobble woman and Co-Chair of the Uluru Youth Dialogue said.
“Young people will inherit the outcome of this referendum. As the Uluru Youth Dialogue, we want to show them how a successful referendum can shape the future of our country.
“We are calling for expressions of interest from both First Nations and non-Indigenous leaders. We want young people of all backgrounds at the Hands on Heart National Conference listening, learning, activating and getting ready to advocate for YES."
Bridget Cama, Wiradjuri woman and Co-Chair of the Uluru Youth Dialogue, said young Australians are at the heart of a successful Voice Referendum.
“The Uluru Youth Dialogue have been fierce advocates for the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart since 2019,” she said.
“We are so passionate about creating positive change and we know this conference will help unite the youth movement and harness support for the Voice.
This an opportunity for young people to learn more about the Voice from the architects of this movement and Co-Chairs of the Uluru Dialogue, Professor Megan Davis and Pat Anderson AO, which will be vital for the conversations youth will have across the country.
want youth to be confident and ready. This conference will arm participants with the skills to educate and advocate for the Voice among their organisations, networks and communities.
Hands on Heart Conference is a great way for organisations to support their young people to be part of a national movement, helping them engage in changing our country for the better. We can’t wait to get started.”
When: Thursday 24th August to Sunday 27th August
Where: International Towers, Barangaroo, NSW, Gadigal land