The 21st century is marked with a variety of unique and intersecting issues, opportunities, and political realities. Child and Youth Care (CYC) theory and practice continues to take place within and in response to a range of relationships, discourses, and institutions. Our relationship with the physical world is now understood with a sense of urgency as never before. Globalized economic systems are impacting how we organize on institutional and even interpersonal levels. Technologically mediated worlds are altering who we are, how we engage with each other, and how we envision and enact futures together.
These pressing issues are often cast to the margins of CYC discussions, but are increasingly being experienced by many as central to the work we do and the lives we live. Responding to Our Current Times will be an opportunity to critically engage with these matters. It will be a chance to explore diverse perspectives and experiences that can not only help us better understand our current times, but also consider how we might creatively engage with these realities. Together we will discuss research, practice, theory, and policy as they relate to children, youth, families, and communities.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Jennifer H. White - An Ethos for the Times: Difference, Imagination and the Unknown Future in Child and Youth Care
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Dr. Marie Cooper and Ta'Kaiya Blaney - An inter-generational dialogue: The power of connection for changing the future.
Special Event: screening of: A Sorry State on Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Ceremonial Hall, First Peoples House