On Thursday, May 22, 2014, the Community Worker Program presents The Tommy Douglas Institute’s Critical Pedagogy and the Citizen-Student: A Just Society is Possible at George Brown College (St. James Campus).
The all-day event of breakout sessions, interactive exhibits, and a closing community forum will open with a keynote address delivered by journalist and social activist, Judy Rebick.
Citizenship speaks to the intricate relationship between people and their state. Legal considerations aside, it is a relationship that exists on the principles of shared stakes, mutual well-being, diversity, service, and a common destiny that binds each of us to the other.
Today we are seeing students who have largely come of age in a world bereft of good governance and in which citizenship is stripped of common concern, where self-advocacy trumps collective solidarity, where individual rights suffer an unnatural divorce from social responsibility.
Inundated with media messages that support regressive policies on education and larger social welfare, our students are increasingly targeted for uncritical consumption of a neoliberal ideology that seeks to turn them from conscientious citizens into cost-obsessed tax-payers.
What is the role of post-secondary education in promoting democracy and citizenship in neo-liberal times?
How do today’s educators face the challenge of graduating students who are not just the residents of democracies, but are its stewards, protectors and custodians?
The Tommy Douglas Institute invites you to join us in exploring these and other questions on Critical Pedagogy and the Citizen-Student – A Just Society is Possible.
RegistRation Fee: $50.00 – LUNCH INCLUDED. (Limited student / no wage subsidy available)
To register, click here: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/tdouglas-online-registration/
For more information, contact [email protected], or call 416-415-5000 ext. 2555 (voice mail)
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