The Possibility Club

The future of youth activism

Richard Freeman’s special guest this week is Amanda Chetwynd-Cowieson

By some definitions Amanda is a millennial, by others she is Gen Z – labels that have become meaningless – but she is certainly doing more than most to advocate for young people’s rights, autonomy and recognition.

Amanda is co-founder and director of For Our Futures Sake, a youth-led anti-Brexit campaign group that is currently advocating for a second referendum on leaving the EU.

Following a degree at Falmouth University, where she was a President of the Students’ Union, Amanda was elected to the board of both the National Union of Students and British Youth Council. In 2018, Amanda became Chair of the British Youth Council, cementing her position as one of the most influential advocates for young people in the UK.

We spoke in September 2018 about activism and youth politics, leadership, risk and where Amanda’s decision-making comes from.

Useful links:

FFS
https://ffsakes.uk/

On the campaign trail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIdmrulFPzc

Amanda on Sky News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTWcPtkAKks

British Youth Council
https://www.byc.org.uk/

Amanda on Twitter
https://twitter.com/amandacc92?lang=en-gb

People’s Vote Campaign
https://www.peoples-vote.uk/

NUS
https://www.nus.org.uk/

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