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Webinar 3: Youth Activism as Symbolic Reproduction of Governance

Updated: Apr 12


You are invited to explore and challenge uncritical celebratory accounts of youth activism as unproblematically positive for societies and for young people themselves.

2023 Virtual Plenary Series on Youth Activism and Social Change, hosted by the Centre for Urban Youth Research, is a monthly webinar series on youth activism. The aim of the series is to provide a must-have introduction to critical scholarship on youth activism and the study of the phenomenon of youth activism itself within the context of global power relations. The series will consist of three webinars presenting a guide and direction for scholars, students, and activists for better understanding youth activism and social change at local, transnational, and global levels. They will also offer an exploration of emerging theoretical and methodological approaches that have been mobilized through studies of youth activism.


The main objective of this third webinar will be to bring forward the historical and reflexive investigation of the neoliberal embrace of the relationship between youth and social change in the twenty-first century. This webinar intends to ask how and why the category and concept of youth has become fashionable symbolically and politically during times of global uprising and protest. You are invited to explore the complicated pathway of studying youth agency within social movements and challenge uncritical celebratory accounts of youth activism as unproblematically positive for societies and for young people themselves.


Speakers:

• Jacqueline Kennelly, Carleton University

• Mayssoun Sukarieh, King’s College London

• Soo Ah Kwon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

• Rubén Gaztambide-Fernandez, University of Toronto (Moderator)

Date: Thursday, April 20th 

Time: 11:00 am EST / 4:00 pm GMT


Please register for the Zoom log-in details!


For further inquiries, please feel free to contact us: info@urbanyouthresearch.ca

Centre For Urban Youth Research Team

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