FYA’s Movement Network will support 10 youth-led organisations and movements to work together across difference, unleash collective power and create new futures.
Young campaigners, community organisers and creatives are calling for a world where we put people and planet over profit, where everyone has the chance to build a fulfilling and joyful life and where our shores, seas and skies are protected.
FYA’s Movement Network is building a community of practice and care for young people working across First Nations, disability, climate, economic, racial and LGBTQIA+ justice and liberation.
Through in-person gatherings, online workshops, peer learning and knowledge sharing, your organisation becomes part of a community that encourages collective problem solving, ideating, pooling resources and having each other’s back.
Movement Network members will have access to:
We’re looking for 7-10 youth-led organisations or collectives to be part of the Movement Network.
Each organisation or collective will nominate two representatives to take part in the Movement Network gatherings. We are looking for people who are:
The webinars and workshops will be open to other members of your movement.
No! Whether you’re part of an established NGO or a grassroots community group, we’d love to hear from you. We’re less concerned about the structure of your collective or community and you don’t need to be registered as a legal entity to apply. We are looking for people who are connected, and accountable, to communities, and working to transform the future.
The potential of the Movement Network rests in a shared willingness to build reciprocal relationships of mutual aid, support, knowledge sharing and trust. Many of our movements face similar challenges and opportunities but aren’t able to make time to connect.
Some of the ways the Movement Network can support cross-movement collaboration and connection:
The main thing to know is that we will work with you around your capacity. We know how busy you are doing the important work that you do and our role is to back you and amplify your collective power.
The first gathering will take place from Wed 15 March – Sat 18 March, 2023. The focus of this gathering is on building strong and trusting relationships and laying the foundations of our shared values and culture.
The gathering will be co-facilitated by Murri Matters, who will run a process called Engoori.
We work to make all our events as accessible to as many people as possible. If you have any access requirements not covered below, please email Anisha Senaratne (she/her) at email@example.com or book in time to chat via zoom or phone here.
Accessibility at the venues
All of our gatherings are held at wheelchair accessible venues.
Auslan interpreters and captioning
Auslan interpreters can be provided for gatherings. Our webinars will also be captioned – either with live captioners or auto-generated captions.
Single and all gender bathrooms
We will have single and all gender bathrooms at our events to cater to the wonderful cultural and gender diversity that exists in our community.
Covering costs for gatherings
All travel, accommodation and meals are covered by FYA. We will also cover childcare, support workers, companion animal care and lost wages (e.g. if you are a volunteer and have to cancel any shift work to attend the event).
Prior to gatherings FYA will send a welcome pack to all participants which will include Rapid-Antigen-Tests and N-95 face masks.
To be able to attend any in person event with FYA participants must:
A selection panel made up of FYA staff will be responsible for reviewing all of the applications.
We are especially interested in working with young people with diverse lived experiences of systemic injustice e.g. First Nations, Black, Indigenous, migrants of colour and refugees, disabled, LGBTQIA+, young parents, young people who live in rural and regional areas, young people with lived experience of the justice system, foster care or mental health system as well as folks who come from low-income backgrounds.
We are interested in ensuring the overall cohort is diverse in lived experience and issue area focus.