15th March 2018
The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury Kent
Youth Action, Activism and Education:
Continuities, Changes and Possibilities
Thursday 15th March, 2018
The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence, Canterbury, Kent
Youth action, civic activism and education stands at an important crossroads. A number of recent political events across the world have evidenced the importance of, and need for, young people to play an active role in their communities – and to do so in critical and creative ways. While there is now a body of literature which refutes the view that young people are disengaged in political processes, there remain questions about precisely why and how young people experience social action and activism, and whether they do so in equitable ways.
Viewing such questions as vital, this free one-day conference will explore international, national and local perspectives on the changing nature of youth action, activism and the associated implications for education. This is a partnership event organised and supported by Canterbury Christ Church University, VSSN and Leverhulme Trust.
Places at the conference are limited. To register and save your place, please contact Professor Andrew Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org) providing your institutional/organisational affiliation and details of any dietary and accessibility requirements.