Given the shockwave created by the General Election result, the possible implications will now feed into the discussion at our forthcoming seminars, which will be one of the first opportunities to take a breath about what’s happening. Bernard and Tania will attempt at short notice to take the present mayhem, chaos and promise into account in their opening contributions!
WHAT FUTURE FOR STATE-FUNDED YOUTH WORK?
Manchester seminar: Wednesday 14th June 1-4pm at M13 Youth Project
Brunswick Parish Church Centre, Brunswick St, Manchester, M13 9TQ
A short walk or bus ride from Manchester Piccadilly. See map and directions: http://www.brunswickchurch.org.uk/contact–location.html
London seminar: Friday 23rd June, 1-4pm at King’s College London
School of Education, Communication & Society, Rm 2/21, Waterloo Bridge Wing, Waterloo Road, SE1 9NH.
Five minutes from Waterloo station (but slightly confusing to find!) See map and directions: https://www.kcl.
In the light of the general election campaign and results, we are looking forward to meeting to discuss its possible implications for youth work – and in particular, on this occasion, for state-funded and state-organised youth work. The slightly tweaked programme is below. Please note that there is no lunch break. You are welcome to bring your lunch and eat during the session. Please arrive on time – or feel free to arrive early, anytime from 12:30 pm. Bookings are still open: please email Rachel@yasy.co.uk or indeed turn up on the day.
1- 1.10: Introduction to the proceedings.
1:10-1:30: Views from the field: Reflections from participants on the general election campaign and results. What does it mean for young people and for youth work?
1.30 – 2.30: Bernard Davies re-imagines how youth work might be supported and provided by the state – beyond the neoliberal mindset (15 min talk followed by discussion).
2.30 – 2.45 Break.
2.45 – 3.45: Tania de St Croix argues that the National Citizen Service is top-down, prescriptive, and pro-neoliberal, and should be replaced (15 min talk followed by discussion).
3.45 – 4.00: Feedback on the session and ideas for future seminars and action.
Hope to see you at either of these gatherings.
I would love to be there, but unfortunately due to travel l am not going to be able to make it but would love to put a question forward.
What will the coalition mean for the youth work in regards to the current government funded youth work in Ireland? also what will it mean to us here in regards to the ground-breaking tireless work to secure equality in regards to LGBT work (do you think this will now take a back seat to allow for a smooth transition?) Considering the stance of the coalition.
Will this event be doccumented and available online at a later date? I am unable to attend but would like to hear more.