Fairer World Festival

Hobart City Council Australia Day 2012 Community Event of the Year

The Fairer World Festival is the largest youth social justice event in Tasmania, held over 4 days across both Hobart and Launceston. It engages over 1200 primary and secondary student participants every second September; the next Festival being held in 2015.

The Festival inspires students to be a driving force for change in their local and global communities, and offers teachers an opportunity to explore new ways to incorporate responsible citizenship programs into their classrooms.

It also:

  • Links students with young role models and community leaders;
  • Skills students to work with others to shape their world;
  • Provides exciting new learning opportunities; and
  • Gives public recognition to students already Making A Difference, showcasing their recent change-making activities.

The ongoing themes of the Festival are the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These provide a foundation for students’ exploration of issues such as animal rights, fair trade, environmental sustainability, global poverty and diversity.

As part of the Festival, the MAD Expo provides schools and community groups with an opportunity to showcase their community action projects. Community guests visit the MAD Expo to learn about these positive change-making activities.