Race, age and disability discrimination were the main issues raised by young people at the Anti-Discrimination Board's recent Youth Forum at Hornsby.
The forum was held at Hornsby Girls High School in March 2018. Participants also came from Pymble Ladies College, Turramurra High, Barker College, St Leo's High and Normanhurst Boys High.
The main aims of the forum were to hear about young people's experience of discrimination and learn more about how the Board can engage with them.
An enthusiastic group of year 8,9,10 and 11 students heard from Anti-Discrimination Board member Trevor Robertson, who spoke about his own experiences and how the Board assists people experiencing discrimination.
The group then took part in small group discussions about their experiences at school, in their part-time jobs, in shops and on public transport.
The students said that the session had greatly improved their understanding of discrimination and how the Board could help them. Teachers also mentioned the benefit of hearing about the students' experiences.
The Board will hold further forums in other parts of NSW later in 2018. Thanks to the Principal, staff and students of Hornsby Girls High School for hosting the event, and the other participants for their contributions.
Below: An Anti-Discrimination Board staff member spoke about the Board's services.
Below: Small group discussion
Below: Reporting back from the small group discussion.