Young, Blak and Proud.

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Young, Blak and Proud.

It’s SXSW’s first time in Australia, it’s time to make space for Blak excellence.

Here are some hard truths. Indigenous youth make up 6% of the population, yet they make up 42.9% of juvenile detainees. That’s 22 times the rate of non-Indigenous kids. It’s also the highest incarceration rate on earth. Redressing this inequity starts with positive Indigenous representation and making space for Blak excellence.

Our idea is simple. This next generation of Indigenous youth is growing up Blak and proud, our panellists want to take the SXSW stage to show the world what that looks like.

Over the coming months, Warriors from the Indigenous social enterprise WAW will mentor and champion nine year old Penny to get her stage ready. On the day, we’ll share the behind-the-scenes story of her journey and continue to a roundtable discussion about pride, culture, Blakness and future ambitions.

So make some space at SXSW Sydney for Blak excellence and be a part of Penny’s positive Blak future.
when and where
date and time
FRI, OCT 20, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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