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8888 University Dr

Diamond Alumni Centre (DAC) 

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

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You Say You Want a Revolution: Criticalizing Youth Activism in the Post-Truth Era

How do we become critical allies and supporters of youth, without becoming their critics? Our futures are determined by our desire to understand and work authentically with youth as educators, community workers, and activists. In order to become facilitators and supporters of our youth, it is essential to discuss the history and culture of youth and to contextualize the worth of an empowered youth population.


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Shirley R. Steinberg

Shirley R Steinberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Shirley R. Steinberg is a Research Professor of Critical Youth Studies at the University of Calgary, and a community activist. She is the author and editor of many books in critical pedagogy and cultures, urban and youth culture, and cultural studies. Originally a social/improvisational theatre creator, she has facilitated happenings and flashmobs globally. A regular contributor to CJAD Radio 800 AM, CBC Radio One, CTV, The Toronto Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, and Canadian Press, she is an internationally known speaker and teacher. She is the founder of International Institute of Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Leadership (freireproject.org), and is committed to a global community of transformative educators and community workers engaged in radical love, social justice, and the situating of power within social and cultural contexts, specifically involving youth.

Dr. Steinberg’s work focuses on the cultural/social/education development of youth, and critical community involvement. She is concerned with how society views young people, and her work creates an environment in which youth are viewed as positive democratic agents within society. As a Research Chair, she has established an international network of youth and community workers engaged in a critical pedagogical approach to activism and pedagogy. Her work is currently focused on issues of Newcomer settlement in Canada, Islamophobia, Empowerment of Women, and Critical Diversity Studies.


Free Event for SFU Community Only - Due to limited space, RSVP required.

The lecture will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to mingle.


This lecture is supported by: Graduate Studies in Education, Faculty of Education; Equity Studies in Education; Curriculum & Instruction: Foundations; Educational Theory and Practice; Centre for Education, Law, and Society; Arts Education Program; and Languages, Cultures, and Literacies Program.

SFU Faculty of EducationSFU acknowledges the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) Nations, on whose lands the Burnaby campus resides.

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