The physical presence of the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary will result in strong local awareness of both the Werklund Foundation and of the specific research and curriculum being developed by the Director, research staff, and graduate students associated with the centre.
This film explores these issues, and brings forward the voices of Canadian youth, media educators, and academics. It is designed to serve as both an introduction to the various issues related to privacy, social media and youth and also serve as a provocation for youth to become more involved in not only shaping the social media landscape but in educating policymakers about their insights and concerns about online privacy.
In the evening, Henry Giroux, renowned cultural critic and one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the U.S. gave the keynote presentation entitled, "Youth in Revolt: Coming of Age in an Era of Savage Inequality". A prolific writer, he is best known for his work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory. Giroux holds the Global TV Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton. Click here to hear the introductions, the speech by Dr. Giroux, and to view a slide show from the talk.