Queensland Youth Housing Coalition – Platform 1225

Date:  to
Event type:  Forum
Region:  Brisbane
Organiser:  QUEENSLAND YOUTH HOUSING COALITION INC
Pricing:  Members $120, Students $65, Non-Members $150

Location

Address:  Hotel Grand Chancellor, 23 Leichhardt Street
Suburb:  Brisbane City
State:  Queensland
Postcode:  4000

Contact

Name:  Caitlin King
Phone Number:  0418408062
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Corey White to headline Platform 1225!

 

With the exciting news that our home-grown talent – Comedian and Author Corey White – will headline then MC our 2020 Platform 1225 Forum on April 28th, the tone of our event has been set! We are delighted to make this announcement!

 

There are few voices in comedy and life as unique and potent as Corey White’s. He deals with real life issues and shares his journey through trauma to reach the other side and become a much sought-after Comedian, Public Speaker and now Author of his first Novel: The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory.

Corey is real and raw and has utilised his profound resilience and humour to tell his story and build a new life and career. He understands life from his perspective as a child and young person who experienced both the care system and homelessness. He’s also lived through many of the associated issues the young people and families we work with know all too well.

 

Corey is an inspiration to all young people and those of all ages. He reminds us that hanging in there and being yourself whilst being true to your story really matters! In a very short time he has won the respect and acclaim of many in Australia, including our comedy greats. His comedy and political satire is loved, as is his recently released book; The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory.

 

Platform 1225 2020 Forum’s Purpose

 

Platform 1225 is an annual Forum of QYHC. Having a safe place to call home is a fundamental right. We are clear that homelessness and social exclusion is about poverty and disadvantage.

 

These are factors that impact many in our society from time to time and can be changed. As an organisation, we aim for holistic responses with regard to the wellbeing of all in our society and systems. This is particularly so for children and young people who experience life and our systems through a specific developmental and experiential lens.

 

Platform 1225 is a Forum for all to come together across government and non-government sectors to address these vital issues.