Together for Humanity

2020 Metro-Regional Inclusive Communities Youth Summit

In November 2020, seven schools from around NSW presented their ideas about diversity and inclusion to politicians and community leaders at our Metro Regional Inclusive Communities Youth Summit at NSW Parliament House. It was a hybrid virtual and in-person event where MPs gathered at NSW Parliament House to watch live-streamed presentations from metro and regional schools and engage in a Q&A session with students. Participating schools and community and religious leaders Zoomed in live.

This year’s theme focused on community resilience and maintaining community harmony in the current COVID-19 climate. Students presented their proposals using a range of formats including multimedia presentation, visual artwork and dance performance. The presentations were well-considered and inspiring, and the students asked some tricky questions of the politicians! It was a fantastic opportunity for young people to formulate their own ideas around community harmony in Australia and have their voices heard by some of our nation’s leaders. Below are proposals from all seven schools + Q&A with the leaders.

James Sheahan Catholic High School

James Sheahan  Catholic High School

Q&A re internet access in rural areas

Arkana College

Arkana College

Q&A re how COVID has most affected you

Catherine McAuley Catholic Primary School

Catherine McAuley Primary School

Q&A re facilities for migrants in rural areas

Revesby Public School

Revesby Public School

Q&A re promoting inclusion and overcoming loneliness

Glenroi Heights School

Glenroi Heights School

Q&A re more inclusive funding models

Bankstown Girls High School

Bankstown Girls High School

Q&A re strategies to prevent stigma and discrimination due to COVID

Burwood Girls High School

Burwood Girls High School

Q&A re tackling casual racism