CfP: Youth Activism and Resistance Conference

And to complete this clear out of things that were in my inbox that looked too interesting not to share:

Youth activism and resistance conference, Friday 13th June 2014, University of Leicester, UK

On Friday 13th of June the University of Leicester will be hosting one of the British Sociological Association’s Regional Postgraduate Events. The theme of this one day conference will be ‘Youth Activism and Resistance’. The keynote presenters for this event are:

Dr Leah Bassel, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Leicester, who will be presenting on “Riots and resistance: what spaces for young voices?

Dr Jacqui Briggs, Head of School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lincoln, who will be presenting on “Young women and politics: an oxymoron or a neglected generation?

There will be three parallel sessions run on the day in which a range of topics will be explored, including: young people’s political engagement and expression; political education; the development of critical leadership; youth involvement in international political affairs; graffiti as a form of political expression. We will also be hosting a roundtable discussion featuring contributions from young activists, academics and postgraduates.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome student and academic members of the BSA Youth Study Group to attend the event. More information about the event can be accessed at the following website:

On the day, lunch and full refreshments will be provided. The event will also culminate in an art exhibition and wine reception that explores youth activism through the medium of the political poster. Registration for BSA members is £10 and for non-BSA members is £25. You can register at the following website:

The deadline for registration is Friday 6th June.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Rose Holyoak ( and/or Oli Williams ( We very much hope to see you there.

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