Maribyrnong Workers with Young People Network
Service providers that work with young people in Maribyrnong and beyond are welcome to join our Maribyrnong Workers with Young People Network.
It provides a forum for you to:
- share information about upcoming activities you are working on
- discuss emerging issues for young people in the municipality
- hear from guest speakers.
The network meets every bi-monthly on a Tuesday at
Phoenix Youth Hub
9am - 11.00am
Morning tea is provided.
2018 meeting dates:
Download(PDF, 677KB) the schedule, map and directions.
Tuesday 6 February 2018
Maribyrnong Youth Services stages forum in support of young South Sudanese Australians
Speakers were invited to the Maribyrnong Workers with Young People Network (MWWYPN), to address how community service providers working with young people can further support young Australian South Sudanese people in light of recent media and political vilification.
Representatives from the Centre for Multicultural Youth, the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre and Victoria Police, including young South Sudanese people working the areas of community justice and youth work, presented to an audience of approximately 55 people. Conversation was wide ranging and included: understanding how racism informs and influences media bias, racialized perceptions of crime, engaging young South Sudanese people as community facilitators within organisations and supporting young people in the areas of education engagement and intergenerational relationships. Victoria Police stated that while there is a small number of young South Sudanese offenders in the West, these figures are greatly distorted by some media and political commentators.
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