I Stood Up – The Make

Tuesday 24th February 2015 at 2pm at the House of Lords.

Is the election in May the first time you will have the opportunity to vote in a General Election? If so, come and have your say at the House of Lords at an event specifically designed to gather together the voices of first time voters. Decisions made in government have an impact on all of our lives. With over 3 million young people eligible to vote for the first time in May we would love to hear what you’ve got to say.

CSF is hosting this event alongside Baroness Lola Young, an independent cross bench peer, as part of our work with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion. It is part of our commitment to fashion being a Voice for Change.

Prior to the event we would like you to think about what matters to you, relating to issues in one or more of these five themes:

  • Democracy, religion, culture, race and gender
  • Education and employability
  • Environment, climate change, nature’s value, energy, waste, resources
  • Social conditions, housing, cost of living, wealth-poverty divide
  • Health and wellbeing, community, access to care, society pressures

At the event you will work with a range of practitioners – poets, fashion designers and print makers – to express your concerns and ideas within one of these themes. Images of what you create will be sent to your current MP.

Register for the event here.

There will be I Stood Up – A Time for Questions following this event.