CLPR Speaker Series: Building Power, Learning Democracy

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  • Published on Dec 1, 2011
  • Building Power, Learning Democracy
    Youth Organizing as a Site of Civic Development
    John Rogers
    Associate Professor
    Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Date: November 3, 2011 - Thursday
    Time: 3:30 PM -- 5:00 PM
    Location: Shorb House, 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
    Description: In this talk John Rogers will examine how and to what extent young people develop civic skills and commitments through participation in community organizing activities outside of school. Over the last two decades, there has been substantial growth in the number of grassroots community organizing groups engaging youth in educational reform. A number of scholars have written about youth and community organizing as a strategy for realizing educational equity and building power in low-income communities of color. This talk focuses on youth organizing as a site for civic learning. Drawing on cases of youth organizing around the country and a recent survey of alumni of youth organizing groups, John Rogers will discuss how participants in youth organizing develop identities as civic agents and acquire a range of skills and understandings associated with robust civic engagement.

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  • clonetropper08
    clonetropper08 6 years ago

    Interesting, presentation I believe he touches on the key pieces that youth organizing develops. Its good to see that academic institutions such as Cal Berkeley can recognize the human dynamic and be able teach their students from a much more holistic perspective taking human development and capacity into greater account.