Connection. Activism. Arts.
Blak Up is a dedicated First Nations event for young people aged 16-35 years old designed to engage and ignite the fight for change and build Blak power.
The all Blak line-up will be presented at an all expenses paid 4-day camp, featuring inspiring presentations, practical workshops, arts and musicians, to help guide young First Nations people; connect them with each other; and support them to create change in their own communities.
Blak Up participants will access:
Line-up and details to come.
The time is now to build and create connections to fight for our future. White Australia has a Black future.The event will be for young First Nations people to learn from Elders and experienced activists and campaigners.
Blak Up is an opportunity to create new connections, learn and decompress. It offers a chance to listen to stories of wins and learnings from past campaigns and movements.
Blak Up is taking place Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 November 2022 on Gunditjmara Country, near Warrnambool.
We encourage and prioritise young mob aged 16-35 years who have lived experience in the justice system, state care, mental health system, housing precarity and those mob who live remote, rural or regional.
FYA First Nations seeks to ensure Blak Up is an inclusive and safe place for young First Nations parents, people with criminal records, disabilities; and LGBTQIA+ communities.
Closing date for applications is 11.59pm AEST, Friday 30 September.
Participants will be selected from applications by a panel of First Nations people, which may include Gunditjmarra Traditional Owners, FYA staff and other partner organisations. They will be selected based on their answers to the questions in the application.
We encourage and prioritise young mob aged 16-35 years who have lived experience in the justice system, State care, mental health system, housing precarity and those mob who live remote, rural or regional.
Our trainers and mentors will include: