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Henry Giroux to speak about “Youth in a Suspect Society” at Laurier Jan. 18

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Jan 11/11

Professor, author and American culture critic Henry Giroux will speak at Laurier’s Waterloo campus Jan. 18.

The talk, titled “Youth in a Suspect Society: Coming of Age in an Era of Disposability,” will look at the impact of culture, educational policy and the justice system on youth and the future of democracy.

Giroux holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in Hamilton, and is a professor of English and cultural studies. He is one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, and is best known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies and critical theory.

He has written more than 35 books and 300 articles. Routledge, a British publishing house, named Giroux as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period in 2002.

The event is being hosted by Laurier’s Faculties of Education and Social Work, and the Social Innovation Research Group (SIRG). It is the first in SIRG’s Third Space Series, designed to build bridges among disciplines within the academic community and between the university and the larger community. The series will focus on salient topics important to social justice initiatives.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Faculty of Social Work Auditorium, 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener. Please RSVP to It is free and open to the public.

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