CRE8 Youth Conference Part 4 by Eastlondonradio on Mixcloud

On Monday June 24th, the CRE8 Lifestyle Centre in Hackney Wick help ‘Cre8 The Future – The Youth Diversity Sessions’. East London Radio went along (as our studios are based there) to record the interesting debate.

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Do you question why the working world and British media is full of people that aren’t like you? Do you think it’s high time for change?  Well, we’re putting the equal back into back into opportunities!

The diversity movement has stalled and we’re no longer progressing towards fairness for all. Kick-starting the debate around diversity in the work place and the better representation of all communities in the media is important if everyone is to get a fair chance in life, in work and in the future.

Cre8 The Future is your chance to discuss the importance of diverse thinking, diverse minds, and the value of difference to the economy, society and global success.


This session is all about giving you the chance to discuss key issues with our special guest panellists and expert witnesses.

What do we mean by diversity | why is diversity important | who do people discriminate  | why does the media continue to misrepresent communities | what does change look like | how do we go about effecting positive change


The Cre8 Youth Question Time panel

Chair – Superintendent Leroy Logan MBE

Founder member and past Chair of the Black Police Association and Chairman of the social enterprise Reallity.

Guest panellists

Dwayne Fields                        @dwaynefields

The first black Briton to conquer the North Pole, Dwayne is an adventurer and author who is raising funds for his next big challenge, walking to the South Pole.

Kevin Maxwell                       @kevin_maxwell

Film-maker, writer, performer, social justice and equality ambassador, Kevin is a former counter terrorism officer with the Metropolitan Police.

Paul Blake

Award-winning film-maker and producer.

John Herbert                           @LCF_UK

Four times British Olympian, elite coach and social entrepreneur, John is CEO of the London Coaching Foundation and founder of Cre8.

Jennette Arnold OBE AM                    @jennettearnold

London Assembly Member for North East London, representing Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest, Jennette is former Chair of the London Assembly.

Tim Bleszynski                             @Alt_Tweets

Founder and Managing Director of The Alternative.
Cre8 – it’s the new G8

 #cre8thefuture is all about you, so if you’d like to have your say, put your name down to join the Cre8 Youth Board.

Cre8’s Youth Board has a mandate to take today’s discussion, themes and ideas, formulate a manifesto and begin to define a better way forward to effect positive change and momentum.

Working together, we can put the equal back into opportunity and ensure everyone has a part to play in the future success of Cre8 Britain.