This is the last in a series of Learning Hubs we are running in 2016 which are aimed at Church and Christian based youth workers across South and West Yorkshire, both volunteers and paid workers.
In the first half of this session, Liam Purcell from Church Action on Poverty will be talking about the injustices caused by the growing gap between rich and poor in the UK; sharing resources you can use to get young people thinking about the issues; discussing how youth workers can support young people in poor communities to make their voices heard; and offering opportunities to get involved in the new campaign to End Hunger in the UK.
In the second half of the session we'll be looking at issues around Social Justice and international poverty with Christian Aid, and how we can engage young people in those issues.
There will be a buffet available from 6.30pm along with tea and coffee, with the session starting at 7pm. The evening will finish by 9pm. Tickets are free, although if you would like to make a donation to help cover the costs of running the event you can do so via www.give.net/YMCALearningHubs where you can also gift aid your donation. You will be able to make cash donations on the night if you'd prefer.
The Learning Hubs are co-ordinated by YMCA White Rose, with this training session being delivered by Church Action on Poverty (www.church-poverty.org.uk) and Christian Aid (www.christianaid.org.uk).
You will receive most benefit from the evening if you're able to attend with the other volunteers and / or staff from your youth team, as there will be opportunity to discuss what you hear with each other and other people. There will also be a range of books available to purchase from CLC Bookshops.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
MyPlace Rotherham is a 5 minute walk from Rotherham Train and Bus Stations. Due to the limited parking at MyPlace, those travelling by car are advised to park in either the Tesco Extra store next door which has 3 hours free parking and with whom the centre has an agreement for users to park there or on local streets or pay and display car parks, much of which will be free in the evening.