My talk on youth identity to Wellington South Rotary Club, 13 April 2013

The speech went reasonably well according to my husband but I was surprisingly nervous AFTER the speech. I guess I didnt feel it was my best talk =). I spoke about how the UN and World Bank constructs youth identity (and specifically the identity of those living in war zones). As summarised in the attached Rotary Bulletin-–  youth living in conflict zones are often seen as victims, troublemakers and rarely as peacebuilders. However, stories such as the Seeds of Peace movemen,t where youth from opposing sides of a conflict are brought together over a summer, suggest that youth can be influential peacebuilders.

Anyway the talk was filmed by one of the Rotarians, Jim Greenhough, who has a TV and Film producing company. We used some of that footage to make a short video clip so that other more provincial Rotary clubs could learn what the Rotary Foundation does. I will upload that later so dont worry, you wont miss out!


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