6th Annual Robarts Lecture in Canadian Studies
Dr. Miranda Campbell, “A Collaborative Turn: Youth-led Organizing and Communities of Care”
The challenges facing young Canadians are urgent, complex and interdependent, crossing environmental, social, cultural, political and economic streams. Increasingly, youth are tackling these challenges collectively, rejecting a siloed focus and a rhetoric of scarcity. Mobilizing the concept of communities of care, this lecture will give an overview of youth-led organizing, collaborative and community-oriented values, and emerging strategies to redressing inequity from the bottom up.
Dr. Miranda Campbell is an assistant professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University. Her research focuses on creative employment, youth culture, and small-scale and emerging forms of creative practice. Her book, Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy, mapped the changing realities of youth self-employment in creative fields in the 21st century and was shortlisted for the Donner Prize for the best public policy book by a Canadian. Her involvement with creative communities includes co-ordination and Board of Director roles with Rock Camp for Girls Montreal, a summer camp dedicated to empowerment for girls through music education, and with Whipper-Snapper Gallery, an artist-run centre focusing on emerging artists in Toronto.
Reception 5:30 p.m./ Lecture 6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a reception at 5:30 p.m., before the lecture, with refreshments, light fare and music by the Liam Stanley Trio.
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