Affinity’s A+ Youth Lecture Series aims to tackle issues that are important to young people. Each session will feature an inspiring young speaker who will speak on issues that are important to them.
Our first speaker is Amos Washington, the 2018 UN Youth Representative who will be discussing Youth Leadership & Engagement.
Date: Wednesday 4 April, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Keynote Speaker: Amos Washington, Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations
Facilitator: Catalina Florez, Network 10
Venue: Affinity Intercultural Foundation
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About the speaker:
Amos Washington, 2018 Australian Youth Representative to the UN
Amos is 22 years old and lives in the Adelaide Hills. Amos became involved with UN Youth Australia’s activities after attending events as a student. Since then, Amos has facilitated conferences and events with UN Youth Australia across the country, has served as Regional Officer and Education Director of the South Australian division, as well as in New Zealand as part of the Aotearoa Leadership Tour, an educational tour for young people that Amos deputy convened in 2016.
Beyond UN Youth, Amos has worked in multiple roles in the non-profit sector. Amos has a passion for the arts and has worked with Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, South Australian Youth Arts, and the Centre for Music, Liturgy and the Arts. In 2017, Amos spent time in Canberra working with the National Centre for Indigenous Studies as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
Amos is a (currently deferred) Arts/Law student at the University of Adelaide. He completed a diploma of languages in Chinese in 2016.
About the facilitator:
Catalina Florez, Senior Journalist Channel 10
A broadcast journalist of ten years, Catalina Florez has covered everything from leadership spills and federal elections to bushfires and droughts. After an award-winning period in regional NSW, she moved to Sydney to cover general news but her fascination with politics lured her to Network Ten’s Canberra bureau. She covered the Prime Ministership of Tony Abbott before a leadership spill installed Malcolm Turnbull and travelled with and reported on both campaigns during the 2016 election.
Catalina now heads the political bureau at NSW Parliament House where she’s already covered the leadership of two Premiers. During her career, not only has she reported on major political events but also broken stories about children in detention and the mistreatment of prisoners in the justice system. Colombian born and fluent in Spanish, Catalina has a passion for story telling.