Crisis + change + growing up in Geelong

You’re invited to join us for the online launch of our mini-documentary Crisis + Change + Growing Up in Geelong, and the final report (PDF 554kb) from the research project: COVID-19 and Disadvantaged Young People’s Education and Employment Aspirations: A Longitudinal Study of Young People’s Transitions in Geelong.

This webinar will showcase the voices of young people in Geelong as they examine their experiences of the pandemic, and reflect on their changing hopes and aspirations in the context of this and other crises. It will also outline and invite discussion of a number of key findings and recommendations from the research project.

The event will be the first in a series of: Intergenerational Dialogues for a Planet in Crisis

At a time that the UN Secretary General has called ‘a code red for humanity’, and when young people in their millions have taken to the streets to protest inaction in the face of climate change, there is an urgent need to engage in dialogue across generational divides about what sustainable, regenerative and just futures might look for young people and future generations if they are shaped by a ‘radical politics of hope’.

Bringing together young people, community groups, politicians and policy makers, businesses and academics, this series of face-to-face events and webinars will be grounded in place based engagements with planetary wide challenges and opportunities in what the World Economic Forum has called times of ‘permacrisis’.


11.00 am—12.00 pm AEST Wednesday 31 July 2024.


Online via Zoom.

Date: 31 July 2024 Cost: Free
Venue: Online View location
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