Join us for our first Fly Girlz Brunch of the year! We will be discussing black women, women of colour, and the vote. Why should we vote in the General Election on Thursday May 7th? Who has our backs? Which parties, if any, have our interests at heart?
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At every brunch we will be joined by an expert in our field of discussion and on March 1st we will be joined by the wonderful Chanté Joseph and Stephanie Akomeah.
Chante is a current intern at the Bank of England whilst on her gap year and is passionate about Youth Social Action and the British Youth Council. Before becoming a trustee, Chante was on the first Youth Select Committee and was an Member of Youth Parliament for two years. She works with Step up to Serve as an ambassador and a member of their communications team. In addition to this, she works with a range of organisations including the British Youth Council as a volunteer campaigner and Vice Chair of participation and development. She is a member of the Vinspired’s Team V as a young leader and One Big Community as Volunteer. In her spare time she acts as the chair of trustees for a small organisation called ‘The Angels Initiative’ and charities such as Mentor UK and Alcohol Concern on their youth boards. Prior to this she was the Member of Youth Parliament for Brent representing the area in the annual House of Commons debate for two consecutive years and once as a debate lead.
Stephanie is passionate about local and global issues from housing to child poverty. She became interested in politics and her local community whilst studying at A-level. Her past experiences include being selected in 2012 on behalf of Waltham Forest as the Youth Ambassador for the Olympic Games and working with the Legacy Youth Panel. As a panellist she wrote a manifesto for the games, and in 2013 was elected Vice Chair and Women’s officer of London Young Labour. She was also the Young Fabians under 20s officer. In this role she represented over 1,400 people across England. She was then interviewed on BBC Radio 4 on the topic of Trade Unions appealing to young people with Frances O’Grady and Alan Johnson. Stephanie also ran a successful campaign on Female Genital Mutilation named ‘Let’s Talk FGM’ with the Fabian Women’s Network, Leyla Hussein and Diane Abbott MP, sponsored by Garden Court Chambers. Now currently on her gap year, she is working full-time in the parliamentary office of Ed Miliband MP assisting the Private Secretary and Chief of Staff.
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