Giving the Kids the Keys: Windsor, ON


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Giving the Kids the Keys – Community Economic Development and the Mammalian Succession Model is being presented as part of Neighbourhood Spaces Symposium.

Mammalian Diving Reflex has been working with a cohort of children in their neighbourhood since the kids were 9 years old in 2005. Now, almost ten years later, the children – all turning 18 this year – are beginning to assume artistic and production leadership within the company. Using the company as a social laboratory, Mammalian has been tinkering away on this ‘succession’ model of youth engagement and community economic development, and have devised a set of principles and strategies, which they are now sharing with other cities across the world. Artistic and Research Director, Darren O’Donnell and Young Mammals Director, Annie Wong will describe the models, its evolution and the nuts and bolts of the training process, while Sanjay Ratnan and Kathy Vuu will discuss their involvement in the company over the years and the effects they believe it has had on them.

When: Friday November 14, 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: Rm 115, LeBel Building, University of Windsor