Turbeville Speaker Series with Dr. Jennifer Earl
Join us on Friday, Oct. 8 from 1:15-2:30 p.m. as Dr. Jennifer Earl presents her research, "Young People and Social Movements: What are Scholars and Movements Missing?"
Young people have been, and continue to be, critical to social movements in the U.S. and around the world. However, neither scholars nor social movement organizers often behave in ways that reflect the importance of young people. In this talk, I will report on: existing and in-progress research that demonstrates the importance of young people to protest politics historically and today; research that demonstrates that social movements are not doing much to reach out to young people, and; a way forward for both researchers and social movements. This research shows that young people have been active in movements despite their neglect, not because of adult facilitation, and offers suggestions about how an allyship model would allow social movements to better recognize, support, and benefit from the engagement of young people.