InsideOUT is excited to announce our national hui, Shift, will be running again this April. The hui follows on from the success of Shift 2015 and aims to bring young people of diverse sexes, sexualities and genders from all over the country together.
“Shift provides a unique opportunity for young people in our community to come together and be in a space where they are completely free to be themselves. They are given the opportunity to learn skills and tools to take back to improve their own schools and communities,” says Tabby Besley, InsideOUT’s National Coordinator. “Shift 2016 wil provide a wide array of workshop, covering topics such as leadership, self care and inclusivity to practical life skills such as cooking and how to tie a tie!”
The hui will take place at Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay, Wellington over the 22nd-25th April, in the school holidays. Young people aged 13-22 years old from all over Aotearoa are encouraged to come along, with over 100 expected to attend.
Young people needing financial assistance to attend can contact InsideOUT for support and anyone in the community wanting to sponsor a place for a young person to attend can donate to InsideOUT via their givealittle page.
“We are committed to making it possible for every young person who wants to attend to come along, regardless of financial barriers,” says Tabby. “Attending a hui like this has proven for many young people to be a turning point in their journey to discovering and accepting themselves, increasing their confidence and finding support networks and we want to extend that experience to as many people as we can.”
The hui has been made possible with generous support from the Ministry of Youth Development.
Find out more info and register for the hui at:
A short film on Shift Hui 2015: