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YMCA175 LIVESTREAM

4th August 2019

YMCA175 is excited to announce that all events, panels and plenaries taking place in the Main Auditorium will be available for livestream.

The event will bring thousands of YMCA young leaders, staff and volunteers from around the world to London from 4-8 August and now you will be able to enjoy much of the jam-packed programme. All plenary sessions, opening and closing ceremonies, and panels on environment, mental health and civic engagement will be included in the livestream schedule.

Livestream Schedule (all times are local BST)

Sunday 4 August 

7:30-9pm – Opening Ceremony

This opening celebration promises a high-energy start. Meet our dynamic hosts, who will guide you through the rest of the week. Expect to connect with people from across the world, through music, lights, flag bearers, and a high-profile welcome to London that celebrates our journey to this moment, 175 years in the making. Expect live performances and stories from young people around the world, as well as excerpts from Soul in the Machine. As we look to the days that lie ahead, the key issues and topics will be introduced, including the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Speakers
>  Jayathma Wickramanayake – UN Youth Envoy
> Tricia Hillas – Canon Pastor, St Paul’s Cathedral
> Nza-Ari Khepra – Co-Founder, Orange Tree
> Denise Hatton – Chief Executive, YMCA England & Wales
> Patricia Pelton – President, World YMCA
> Mike Will – President, YMCA Europe


Monday 5 August

11am-12:30pm – Opening Plenary                          

At the start of each day young people’s stories will be showcased, demonstrating how young people are leading change in communities around the world. Meet a mix of inspiring YMCA youth leaders, and high-profile individuals from the world of advocacy, campaigning, media and entertainment, who will share talks on how every one of us has the potential to unleash positive change in our communities around the world.

Speakers

> Christine Souffrant Ntim – Entrepreneur
> Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces – President, UN General Assembly
> Dr Pala Molisa – Academic and Scholar
> Natalie Cheung – TED-Ed Speaker, Y Care International
> Ianne Christine J Aquino – TED-Ed Speaker, YMCA Philippines
> Juwa Kambaya – TED-Ed Speaker, YMCA South Sudan

2-3:30pm – Panel: Environment

Young people are activating globally on climate action in ways that have never been seen before. But how can young leaders transform this into sustainable action?

Moderator

> Hannah Skeates – Global Head of Environmental, Wells Fargo Asset Management

Panellists

> Jayathma Wickramanayake – UN Youth Envoy
> Alejandro Alfaro – Project Coordinator, YMCA Nicaragua
> Jo Herbert-James – Theology and Networks, Tearfund
> Karren Fatelvaro – Chair of the Youth Committee, YMCA Makati (Philippines)
> Lawrence Fahnbulleh – Community Development Officer, YMCA Liberia
> Tony El Mir – Operations Manager, YMCA Lebanon

8-9:30pm – 175th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate 175 years of YMCA with music and song in an uplifting event to round off the day. Guvna B is a contemporary gospel rap artist, Philippa Hanna is a singer/songwriter with a pop/country/gospel style and Choriosity brings a special blend of a-cappella pop. A night to remember!

Speakers

> Sam Mott – Family descendant, John R. Mott
> Katharine Mott Munger – Family descendant, John R. Mott
> Jasmine Tucker – Family descendant, Sir George Williams

Performers

> Guvna B – Rapper
> Jake Isaac – Singer/Songwriter
> Philippa Hannah – Singer/Songwriter
> Choriosity – A-cappella pop group


Tuesday 6 August

11am-12:30pm – Opening Plenary

At the start of each day young people’s stories will be showcased, demonstrating how young people are leading change in communities around the world. Meet a mix of inspiring YMCA youth leaders, and high-profile individuals from the world of advocacy, campaigning, media and entertainment, who will share talks on how every one of us has the potential to unleash positive change in our communities around the world.

Speakers

> Graeme Codrington – Global speaker
> Loizza Aquino – President and Founder, Peace of Mind Canada and Leaders of Today Canada
> Jeffrey Sparr – Artist and Co-Founder, PeaceLove
> Elise Knutsen – TED-Ed Speaker, YMCA Norway
> Daniel Gaona – TED-Ed Speaker, YMCA Colombia

2-3:30pm – Panel: Mental Health

How do we challenge the stigma around mental health to develop new and innovative community-based approaches?

Moderator

> Elisha London – Chief Executive, United for Global Mental Health

Panellists
> Miranda Wolpert – Head of Mental Health Priority Area, Wellcome Trust (UK)
> Jayden Parsons – Youth Development Coordinator, YMCA Brisbane (Australia)
> Sophia Zahra – Youth Worker, YMCA Swansea (Wales)
> Loizza Aquino – President and Founder, Peace of Mind Canada and Leaders of Today Canada
> Jeffrey Sparr – Artist and Co-Founder, PeaceLove


Wednesday 7 August

11am-12:30pm – Opening Plenary

At the start of each day young people’s stories will be showcased, demonstrating how young people are leading change in communities around the world. Meet a mix of inspiring YMCA youth leaders, and high-profile individuals from the world of advocacy, campaigning, media and entertainment, who will share talks on how every one of us has the potential to unleash positive change in our communities around the world.

Speakers

> Kumi Naidoo – Secretary General, Amnesty International
> John Loughton – Chief Executive, Dare2Lead
> Ziad Ahmed – CEO and Co-Founder, JUV Consulting
> Lindsay Martin – TED-Ed Speaker, YMCA Canada
> Andrew Corley – TED-Ed Speaker, YMCA of the USA

2-3:30pm – Panel: Civic Engagement

How can young leaders create spaces for constructive dialogue that can improve quality of life in society?

Moderator

> Kim Miller – VP of Leadership and Education, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)

Panellists

> Kumi Naidoo – Secretary General, Amnesty International
> Elise Knutsen – TED-Ed Speaker, YMCA Norway
> Kujtim Gashi – Minister of Culture for Youth and Sport, Kosovo Government
> John Loughton – Chief Executive, Dare2Lead
> Lais Leao – Executive Director and Founder, inCities
> Zoe Kelland – Digital Campaigns Director, Global Citizen (UK)

8-9:45pm – Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony signals the end of YMCA175 as we reflect on the success of our global youth event, with excerpts from Soul in the Machine. It’s a chance to assess the key lessons that we have learnt which we can share with our communities on our return home, to bring about positive change. What’s more it’s an opportunity to affirm our commitment to our key pillars of work and the UN’s sustainable development goals. And it’s a chance to wish our peers, our associates, our mentors and our new-found friends farewell.

Speakers

> Carlos Madjri Sanvee – Secretary General, World YMCA
> Jennifer Omo-Olaye – Wells Fargo London Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Council

Performers

> Florent Abrashi
> Zaldy Tubig and Troy “Gease” Reinhard

Learn more about our panellists, speakers and performers at YMCA175.com or by downloading the Elements Event Portal app on the App Store or Google Play and enter code YMCA175.