Use Your Voice: The Future of the Country is in Our Hands!

An urgent summit addressing the state of political engagement takes place in London tonight. Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it.

by Matthew Whitehouse
May 18 2017, 3:30pm

Liam Hodges

In the mood for an evening of scintillating debate and discussion, exploring the crucial issues young people face regarding political engagement in the UK? Well, look no further than tonight's Use Your Voice summit. A non-partisan meet-up for people of different political viewpoints to come together and solve a common problem -- chiefly the fact that many young people have limited understanding of politics -- it's pulled together journalist and filmmaker Billie JD Porter and ThinkNation, and sees influencers from the worlds of film, music and fashion hammer home the importance of the election (spoiler alert: it's very important).

The event opens with a screening of USE YOUR VOICE -- a short film that explores political disenfranchisement within the younger generation -- and will be followed by a series of interviews and discussions with a whole host of clever people such as Jim Waterson (Political Editor Buzzfeed UK), Simon Childs (Current Affairs, Vice UK) and Abi Wilkinson (Guardian). Oh, and if that wasn't enough, there's a whole load of GIFs, photographs, animations and graphics by designers including Simone Rocha, Matthew Stone, Liam Hodges, with an aim to encourage young people to register before the 22 May deadline (have a look below).

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