Beyond youth empowerment: constraints and possibilities for radical democratic action


Join our discussion with youth scholars, social movement scholars and activists to explore: What are the conditions that promote radical democratic participation for youth today? What are the barriers that impede democratic participation for youth today?


The Centre for Urban Youth Research (CUYR) is hosting a virtual speakers' series from March through May 2022 that will address multiple overlapping issues concerning young people’s well-being, meaningful engagement, and struggles for social justice.

With the second event in April, we intend to open up a discussion with the involvement of youth scholars, social movement scholars and activists from diverse geographies across the globe, pursuing the following two questions: What are the conditions that promote radical democratic participation for youth today? What are the barriers that impede democratic participation for youth today?

Moderator:

  • Julia Sinclair-Palm (Assistant Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies at Carleton, Canada)

Speakers:

  • Geoffrey Pleyers (FNRS, Professor of Sociology at UCLouvain, Belgium)

  • Jacqueline Kennelly (Director of CUYR, Professor of Sociology at Carleton, Canada)

  • Jessica Taft (Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz)

  • Mary Hiuhu (Advisory Board Member of CUYR, Children and Youth Expert at UN-Habitat, Human Rights and Social Inclusion Unit, Kenya)

  • Peyton Wilson (CUYR affiliate, youth activist, founder of an education mutual aid network The Black Knowledge Coalition)

Date & time:


Thursday, April 28, 2022

1:00 to 2:30 pm (North America, EST) — 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Central European time) — 8:00 to 9:30 pm (Eastern Africa time)

Register for the Zoom log-in details:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/319638355927

For any inquiries and questions please contact info@urbanyouthresearch.ca

Best,

Centre For Urban Youth Research Team

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