MYAN WA holds many forums and workshops each year bringing the sectors and young people together to network and build their knowledge by listening to keynote speakers. They also provide an opportunity to meet young leaders from refugee and migrant backgrounds, who are invited to participate in the forums.
2020 R U LEGAL
A workshop run by Legal Aid WA educating youth and settlement sector workers and young people about the legal system. This session is presented from the perspective of a criminal lawyer and real-life cases are used to show legal consequences to young people. The workshop focuses on the legal rights of young people, police powers and other topics including domestic violence. The workshop also focuses on the unique circumstances of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
2019 DISABILITY FORUM
In November 2019, MYAN WA held its last forum for 2019 focusing on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds with disabilities. The forum included a panel discussion with exceptional speakers and it was a great opportunity for topics not often heard such as the intersectionality of disadvantage, challenges and stigmas faced in these communities and how we can provide more opportunities to young people.
2019 SEXUAL HEALTH &
CaLD YOUTH FORUM
In MAY 2019, in conjunction with the Youth Educating Peers project (YEP) ,MYAN WA explored the topic of sexual health to help our members better understand sexual health within CaLD communities, but with a key focus on what it means for young people. The forum was facilitated by YEP crew member Habiba Asim on "What's Culture Got to do With It?"
The forum aims to bridge the gap between youth and sexual health service providers in order to create mutual understanding and improve service efficiency and outcomes. "What's Culture Got to do With It?" includes an introduction to the relationship between sexual health, culture and identity, which are key components that must be understood in order to better engage with young people when addressing such sensitive topics.
2019 TRAUMA &
CaLD YOUTH FORUM
In March 2019, in conjunction with the Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS), MYAN WA explored the topic of trauma to help members of MYAN WA better understand trauma within CaLD communities.
The first half of the meeting included an introductory presentation by ASeTTS staff around the work they do in this space and the impact trauma has on the CaLD communities.
After morning tea, we hosted a panel to further discuss the topic.
2018 LGBTIQA+ &
CaLD YOUNG PEOPLE FORUM
MYAN WA's final forum in 2018 focused on LGBTIQA+ Culturally and Linguistically Diverse young people. This event gave young people and those who work with them a great opportunity to hear from refugee and migrant young peoples experiences who identify as LGBTIQA+. This forum aimed to educate attendees and to start the conversation around how services can better include and meet the needs of diverse CaLD young people.
2018 CaLD YOUTH
This employment forum gives young people and those who work with them a great opportunity to hear from employment services and gain insight into how the employment sphere works with refugee and migrant young people.
Diana MacTiernan- Commission Services Manager - Equal Opportunity Commission
Mosayeb Khademi - WA State Manager - Refugee Talent
Karen Hogg - Settlement Services Youth Officer - Fremantle Multicultural Centre
Olivia Knowles - Employment Officer - Anglicare WA
Ibrahim Alalashi - Young Person
2018 CaLD YOUTH MEDIA REPRESENTATION FORUM
In May 2018 we explored the topic of media representation and CaLD young people. Young people have told us loud and clear that negative stereotypes of CALD young people or an absence of positive representations of young people in the media is problematic.
This event gives young people, and those that work with them a great opportunity to hear from media experts. As usual, we hosted a panel and are excited to be joined by local Perth journalists and those who work in the media industry.
Michaela Carr- Broadcast Journalist - ABC
Jessica Allen - Perth Tonight Producer - 6PR
Kyle Brown - WA Correspondent - SBS
Cassandra Nguyen - Studio News Director - ABC
Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa - Spoken Word Artist
Abdulrahim Elmi - Roots TV