Despite stay-home orders and Government regulations imposed in the last few months, Access’ Multicultural Youth Queensland (MYQ) Council have been working hard to keep our young community engaged and connected.

On 27 May, the MYQ Council hosted the Active Citizenship in the Digital Space Forum via Zoom.  This forum focused on how young people can continue to advocate for issues facing their communities and be active citizens, even in a post-COVID-19 world.

MYQ Council members and Access’ Diversity and Training Coordinator hosted the forum, which included storytelling, information sharing and discussions around the barriers that stop young people from engaging in their communities. The Council also encouraged other young people to be confident in voicing their opinions and to take action.  

The forum was a great success, with participants attending from interstate and some from overseas! The forum also included a guest speaker from Metro South Health, Karen Beaver, who reminded our young leaders to ensure they are looking after their own mental health and wellbeing.

Visit the MYQ Facebook page to stay updated with MYQ Council’s important work.