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Clearing the Air and Purifying the Water: What critical youth work looks like

Torie Weiston-Serdan and Morgen Campbell

Feb. 19, 2018
9 a.m. - 12 noon

New location!
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
Continuing Education and Conference Center 

Free, but registration is required.
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Youth development is a "go-to" strategy for improving the path youth take in life, but critical perspective is often missing. Can youth programs, researchers and practitioners be truly effective in meeting the needs of youth of color without discussions and theories informing research and practice?

We need new and innovative ways to think about youth work that include a critical analysis of how race, gender, class and sexuality relate to our programming, goals and outcomes. Self-work, including equity and diversity training, is necessary to transform youth work. At this symposium, Torie and Morgen will discuss race theory, cultural competence, intersectionality and what youth work looks like in today's America through their demonstration of intergenerational dialogue.


This symposium is a part of the three-year series on Equity & Youth Development sponsored by the Minnesota 4-H Foundation’s Howland Family Endowment for youth leadership development.
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