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Saturday, November 22 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Adolescence Isn't New: Why That Matters for Us Today

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For more than a thousand years, thinkers, creators, and preachers have been describing, defining (and often complaining about) the stage of life known as "adolescentia." And what they described, defined (and often complained about) sounds surprisingly similar to today's rhetoric. What does that mean for us—the generation of youth workers who've been told that we're dealing with a recent, man-made, culturally constructed stage of life? 

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Crystal Kirgiss

Crystal Kirgiss has worked with students for more than 25 years. She earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University where she lectures and studies the history of adolescence. She writes the “Guys” and “Girls” columns for Youthwalk magazine, was part of the core writing team for The... Read More →

Saturday November 22, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST

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