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Empowering children by critiquing norms and structures

EVENTS

Upcoming:

Stay tuned for more colloquia and workshops in the next academic year.

Previous:

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CHILDIST APPROACHES TO LAW

 

Friday April 29, 2022, 9:00-11:00 am US ET, Online via Zoom
Transnational Childism Colloquium

 

This colloquium brought together legal and childhood studies scholars to create new synergies that lay the groundwork for a new field of childism and law. Presenters were Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Rebecca Stern, Pernilla Leviner, Hiroharu Saito, Karl Hanson, Aoife Daly, Thoko Kaime, Nate Walker, Hedi Viterbo. Each addressed the following questions: (1) What critiques might a childist perspective make of the study and practice of law? (2) What solutions can childism offer for developing more child-responsive legal structures? (3) What conclusions might be drawn about how different senses of childism as discrimination and
empowerment can be productively combined.

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CHILDISM AND FEMINISM

Friday February 25th 2022, 9:00 - 11:30 am US Eastern Time, online via Zoom. Transnational Childism Colloquium.

 

Panelists critically interrogate the generative tensions and possible synergies between feminism and childism. How can feminism contribute to rethinking the empowerment of young people? How could childism borrow from and contribute to feminist scholarship and struggles to dismantle neo-colonialism, white supremacy, capitalism and heteropatriarchy? What tensions emerge between feminist and childist visions of critical scholarship and a more just world? How
can feminist intellectual and activist histories
inform ongoing movements to empower children?

MINI-CONFERENCE ON JOURNAL SPECIAL  ISSUE

January 20, 2022, 2:00-3:30 pm US ET on Zoom

This mini-conference workshopped five articles for an upcoming special issue of the journal Children and Society on the theme of "Childism." Presenters were Erica Burman, Manchester University, UK;  Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, University of Wroclaw, Poland and Macarena Garcia, Pontifical Catholic University, Chile; Marek Tesar, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Britta Saal, Independent

Scholar, Germany; and Julie Faith Parker, General

Theological Seminary, United States.

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Paul Klee
Angelus Novus

CHILDISM AND PHILOSOPHY

December 10, 2021, 9:00-11:00 am US ET, online via Zoom. Transnational Childism Colloquium.

This colloquium brings together a diversity of perspectives to develop conceptual clarity about what could and should be meant by the term childism. What does the notion of childism mean? How could childism contribute
to better understandings of human beings and
relations? How is childism a challenge to the
discipline of philosophy itself?

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CHILDISM AND THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY

May 21, 2021, 8:00-10:00 am US ET, online via Zoom. Transnational Childism Colloquium Co-organized with the Department of Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden

This colloquium seeks to explore some of the pressing challenges to democracy today and stimulate a discussion around how we can build a more child-responsive democracy for the future. How does childism help address
challenges like populism, authoritarianism,
migration, the climate, and the pandemic?

RACISM AND CASTEISM IN LIGHT OF CHILDHOODS

March 26, 2021, online via Zoom. Transnational Childism Colloquium

Co-organized with the Critical Childhoods and Youth Studies Collective (CCYSC), India

Four panelists introduce us to how structural racism and casteism intersect with the marginalization of childhoods. How may childism be related to global anti-discrimination/privilege-critical movements? What

can it learn from them? And what can it contribute?

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INAUGURAL ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

June 11, 2020 online via Zoom

The first meeting of the Childism Institute Advisory Board, to plan mission, projects, and organization.