Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-28-2019

Publication Title

Journal of Community Practice

Volume

27

Issue

3-4

Pages

460-475

Publisher Name

Taylor & Francis

Abstract

This article reveals possibilities to expand the role of youth within ecosocial work practice. The Where I Stand Youth Summit held in Chicago, Illinois, provided a safe space for young people to reflect upon their understanding of, and roles within, social and environmental justice movements. Drawing upon critical youth empowerment theory and participant observation, we note that youth shared experiences of oppression across unique social identities, while displaying authentic communication, acceptance, and desire for solidarity. Re-defining what knowledge matters, along with intention and self-restoration, also emerged as critical to building young people’s agency and power to effect social change.

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Author Posting © Taylor & Francis, 2019. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Community Practice, Volume 27, Issue 3-4, August 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2019.1657537

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