Bankstown Poetry Slam's co-founder and host, Sara Mansour, was recently awarded Young Citizen of the Year at Canterbury-Bankstown's Australia Day ceremony.
"In addition to the monthly workshops and Poetry Slam performance evenings, which regularly sees more than 300 people in attendance, Ms Mansour also introduced the program into seven western Sydney high schools.
Last year the 23-year-old Punchbowl resident juggled the expansion of the Poetry Slam and studies at Western Sydney University where she recently completed her law degree. “The Poetry Slam is my passion, so I really want to promote this powerful and positive message to other young people in the community and let them know they have a voice and can connect with other like-minded individuals,” Ms Mansour said."
The full article can be found here from the Canterbury-Bankstown Express.