International Women’s Day takes place every year on March 8th.
Take a look at events planned. Keep up to date with what is happening on the International Women’s Day – Nuneaton and Bedworth Face Book Page.
Every one got the chance to share their thoughts on what would make an amazing local Day through Ideas Factories organised by our own Dawn Nicholls. More importantly people pledged their support to help make it happen!
Over a 1/4 of people with disabilities don’t have control over their own lives. They have fewer friends, less paid work and society can have lower expectations of what they are able to do.
The Coventry Youth Activists wanted to get their voices heard in a fun and engaging way. So what could be better then to capture people’s thoughts on a sofa ‘crowd-sourced’ with the help of our friends at BBC Coventry and Warwickshire?
Last week they turned Grapevine HQ into a production line for their event…T-shirts, banners, and the sofa were branded with their colours.
On Tuesday 20th Feb they shared their message with Coventry. People listened and more importantly joined in. Afterwards they rewarded themselves with ice cream – the perfect end to a busy day of campaigning!
Yesterday Molly and Niamh chatted to Viv Minett about our TeenVine Plus Project and Coventry Youth Activists
They are on the look out for a sofa, preferably on wheels for an event they are hosting in the City Centre on Tuesday 20th February called ‘CYA on the Sofa’
Listen in to the show to find out more details and to see how you can get involved, tune in at 1hr 14mins
If you can help with the sofa call or email Molly
Coventry Youth Activists are planning their first event to celebrate World Day of Social Justice – Tuesday 20th February 2018.
World Day of Social Justice is a day recognising the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment.
We would love you to get involved in some way, so please save the date and we will update with more details ASAP… meanwhile follow their progress on Twitter
In no particular order: Soup, dreams, families and a working microphone – Key ingredients for a successful get together.
Last night at Backhaus & Co there was a gathering of families brought together by our TeenVine Plus team.
We challenged them to think about the moral of the story told by Coleman.
This set the scene for us to think about dreaming big for the lives of the TeenVine Plus young people.
One of the young people, Jacob, who is also one of our Coventry Youth Activis
ts, shared that his dream was to see and feel fairness. We couldn’t agree more!
If you would like to find out more about our TeenVine Plus Project follow along on FaceBook or Twitter
Coventry Youth Activists are looking to expand their team
Coventry Youth Activists are a group of young people who are passionate about making change happen.
Their aim is to bring disabled and non-disabled young people together to lead on campaigns and make sure everyone’s voice is heard.
If you are aged 13-18 and interested in getting involved please get in touch with Molly at Grapevine on 0247631040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our young researchers have been busy this weekend.
They got messy with Naomi as they created a very special cake – each layer represented a different part of an Education, Health and Care Plan. Jam and curd? Their aspirations and outcomes. Cream? Support they might need. And the icing on the cake? Well that is what holds it all together!
The youngsters are working with Coventry University on DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning). They’re exploring the quality and usefulness of Education, Health and Care Plans for young disabled people and how they might be improved.
With the perfect Plan baked they went over their fieldwork prep to make sure their research questions for professionals would enable them to really dig deep and ensure their rights are always considered.
If you would like to find out more click on the link