Youth Work is Political

In my ignorance I know nothing about Mike Baizermann and, being miserable, I  would rather make up my own mind about whether he is inspirational.   Away though with my pettiness, it’s heartening to hear about a conference that states explicitly, Youth Work is Political. Good on Youth Work Northern Ireland and we hope a report on the proceedings might be forthcoming.
‘Youth Work is Political’ Conference

Tues 12th June 2012 at YouthAction N.I. Belfast 9.30am – 4.30pm

Purpose of conference: to inspire youth workers to embrace participative democracy as a catalyst for young people affecting social change.

The conference is for youth work managers and practitioners, focusing on the art and attitude to influence change and how this can be applied within the youth work setting.

This event will involve inspirational keynote speaker Mike Baizerman from the University of Minnesota who will discuss civic youth work and practical civic youth work skills.

Outcomes:
• Platform for reflection, discussion, sharing and action among youth and community workers
• Forum for developing alliances and networks with others
• Re-energising youth workers to embrace their political appetite within their youth work practices

Booking information:
The conference will cost £50 including lunch. The event is limited to 80 people.
Booking confirmations by Mon 4th June 2012 to: denise@youthaction.org

Denise Kay will provide more information on how to make payments (Tel: 02890240551).

The conference organisers comprise the Northern Ireland Assembly Education Service, YouthAction Northern Ireland, Save the Children and Public Achievement.

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