Coventry MP joins CYA’s ‘no hate on Facebook’ campaign

Local MP Taiwo Owatemi is backing a campaign by young disabled people from Coventry to make Facebook treat disability hate on its platform with the seriousness it deserves. Inspired by Coventry Youth Activists’ (CYA) campaign #FacebookHasNoStandards, launched on 1 March to mark Zero Discrimination Day, the Coventry North West MP helped organise a meeting between […]

Sally Phillips on the sofa with CYA!

Coventry Youth Activists (CYA) have premiered Episode 1 of their CYA on Your Sofa series and it’s a big one… featuring successful actor Sally Phillips of Bridget Jones, Smack the Pony and Miranda fame! Sally, a mother of three sons including Olly who has Down’s syndrome, zoomed into the conversation with our young people from […]

CYA on Your Sofa kicks off for Loneliness Awareness Week

Invitations to weekly sofa conversations on isolation are winging their way to local and national players in the business of influencing the equality and inclusivity agenda for disabled people this week. The unusual invitation to ‘CYA on Your Sofa’ is penned by campaigns group Coventry Youth Activists. They won’t let isolation stop the conversation and […]

Not one, but two new CYA campaigns!

Last month Coventry Youth Activists (CYA) were joined by Peace First – a non-profit organisation empowering young people to create a just and peaceful world. Tahmid travelled from London to help the group share things they felt passionate about and wanted to change. The result was not just one but two new campaigns for the young activists […]

CYA Sofa Safari in Coventry city centre? Tell us more!

The sun was smiling down on Coventry Youth Activists’ (CYA) performance for youth loneliness last Saturday (25 May). CYA and their sofa were at Broadgate in the city centre to raise awareness of the troubling statistic that one in three young disabled people spend less than an hour outside of home on a Saturday. Open […]

CYA Saturdays Presents… their first ever live gig!

What do an 18th century former coal storage bunker and a group of young Coventry activists have in common? Well, they’re combining next month to host a live gig like no other at the heart of the city’s Canal Basin. For those who don’t know, Coventry Youth Activists (or CYA as they’re known) are a […]

One year on from first CYA session

This week marks one year since the first Coventry Youth Activists (CYA) session at Grapevine. If you don’t already know, CYA is a youth democracy and citizenship group that raises awareness of barriers in society faced by young disabled people – galvanising their response as a campaigns group. In just one year, they have grown […]