POSTPONED- Ōtautahi Mataora - Christchurch Living: children’s volunteer action and youth political action – what are we learning?

Presenter: Sam Johnson and Dr Sylvia Nissen
  • Date: Wednesday, 8 April 2020 to Wednesday, 8 April 2020
  • Time: 05:30PM to 07:00PM
  • Location: TBA, TBA
  • Ticket: Free

Following the Ministry of Health’s advice on COVID-19 and the University’s commitment to public safety, College of Arts have decided to postpone this event until further notice. Werecognise this is disappointing however it is our intention to reorganise this event when the situation stabilises. Thankyou for your support. We will keep you posted as our plans and contingencies develop.


How are young people making a difference? What are the issues they are facing and what are the possibilities for the future? Come and hear Sam Johnson, founder of Student Volunteer Army and SVA Schools, and Dr Sylvia Nissen Youth and Social Science researcher, Lincoln University, give their perspective on the topic.  

How can we live well in cities so young people can flourish but not stress the planet? This is a question which research teams in 7 cities around the world are exploring. This event accompanies the research exhibition Ōtautahi Mataora - Christchurch Living about youth living well in low-carbon ways in Christchurch, New Zealand; London, UK; Delhi, India; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Makhanda, South Africa; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Yokohama, Japan.

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