Göteborg Salon
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Theme: Facing Forward: Addressing Segregation and Youth Impact in Sweden

This event occurred on
May 28, 2024
Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län

Join us on Tuesday May 28th for an eye-opening TEDxGöteborg Salon event that will delve deep into the heart of societal issues facing our nation.

Sweden, celebrated for its rich culture and high quality of life, faces challenges with societal segregation that affect its cities and suburbs alike.

While it’s true that segregation and poverty are hot topics in the media today, what is really happening in our neighbourhoods?

Ever wondered who are the role models for young people facing challenges like language barriers, economic inequality, and homelessness? What motivates them, and who is listening?

At our event, we'll bring together three inspiring individuals who’ll share their authentic insider experiences, shedding light on the realities, initiatives that are making a difference, and actionable steps we can all take towards a more inclusive future:

• Yasmin Omar (UN Association of Sweden, Youth Leader)
• Isaac Haasén (Nextar, VD & Founder)
• Sarah Britz (Faktum, CEO & Editor-in-Chief)

Don't miss this opportunity to engage in a passionate discussion about creating a unified society.

This is a free event with limited seating. Register now and let's build a future where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive!

Jacy'z Hotel & Resort (The Big Stage)
Drakegatan 10
Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, 412 50
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Isaac Haasén

Nextar, VD & Founder
Isaac Haasén is an accomplished educator and program developer, with over a decade of expertise in boosting motivation and educational outcomes for youth. He is the creator of NEXTAR, an innovative mentorship model designed to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds, which guides participants from the 7th grade to employment, encompassing a comprehensive 10-year mentorship journey. Drawing from his personal experiences of growing up without adult role models and his professional background as a teacher, Isaac has cultivated a deep understanding of the challenges and needs of unmotivated young people. His commitment to education and youth development is rooted in his belief that every child deserves the guidance and opportunities to reach their full potential, irrespective of their starting point. His work continues to inspire and transform lives, making a significant impact on communities and paving the way for future generations to thrive.

Sarah Britz

Faktum, CEO & Editor-in-Chief
With a Master's degree in Sociology, Political Science, and Criminology, plus a Journalism degree from the University of Gothenburg, Sarah Britz has over 30 years of experience in journalism, including significant leadership roles at Göteborgs-Posten. In 2015, she became Editor-in-Chief, then in 2022, CEO of Faktum, Sweden's largest street newspaper. Faktum, which reaches 105,000 readers monthly, is sold by individuals facing social exclusion, offering a business solution to a societal problem. Sarah also plays a pivotal role in global efforts to address homelessness through media, serving as a board member of the International Network of Street Papers (INSP) since 2017. This role underscores her strong commitment to using journalism as a tool for social change.

Yasmin Omar

UN Association of Sweden, Youth Leader
Yasmin Omar, a graduate of International Politics and Economics, is dedicated to addressing societal challenges. Through her engagement in social entrepreneurship and youth leadership, she actively empowers youth in democratic processes. Yasmin's commitment to diversity and inclusion extends globally through her role as a youth leader for diversity and inclusion with the United Nations Association of Sweden, where she advocates for equality and representation.

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Gothenburg, Sweden