The City of Brampton has announced it’s hosting an online event intended to provide for the city’s youth.
The event, entitled Youth Day, is scheduled for September 3 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a myriad of guest speakers who will discuss several important topics.
Hosted by City TV’s Cristina Howorun, the event will provide a safe space for Brampton youth to hear stories of hope, learn ways to cope, and stay inspired in 2020.
Speakers include Yonah Budd, who will discuss overcoming anxiety; Orlando Bowen, who will discuss anti-racism; Daniel Pillai, who will discuss issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community; The Sandy Lion, who will discuss fashion and issues influencers face; and Anthony McLean, who will discuss bullying.
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Youth Day, which is sponsored by BELL, CN, RBC and EB Games, is presented by the City of Brampton COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force, and will close with a question and answer period wherein viewers will be able to ask questions to all of the speakers.
“As a leader in opportunities for youth, Brampton is once again paving the way with our first-ever Youth Day for young people in our community. The COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force was created to engage Brampton’s youth in meaningful ways and help them thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. This online event is a direct result of this commitment and I encourage everyone to attend this inspirational afternoon,” Mayor Patrick Brown said in a news release.
“We know that 2020 has been a challenging time for youth in Brampton. This event was created to help support and empower the incredible young people in our community, as a result of the conversations we have been having with them through the COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force. We heard what our community needed and we are delivering,” Charmaine Williams, city councillor for wards 7 and 8, and co-lead of the COVID-19 Youth Support Task Force, said in the same release.