Bemak to Discuss Youth Culture in Vision Series Lecture

Posted: November 29, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Fred Bemak
Fred Bemak

Fred Bemak, director of the Diversity Research and Action Center, will present “A Generation in Jeopardy: Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Future” at the next Vision Series lecture on Monday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m.

The lecture will take place on Mason’s Fairfax Campus in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Reserve tickets online or visit the Center for the Arts ticket office, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 703-993-8888. A reception will follow the lecture.

In his talk, Bemak will discuss the fact that youth of today are our future, yet there are many questions about the growing number who are identified as being at risk.

Why is there unanimous agreement that the children of today are different from the children of yesterday? Who are the youth at risk, and how did they become this way? Where are our children going and what should we do?

This lecture will explore historical perspectives of youth and discuss modern-day themes that shape the identity of today’s youth culture. Using his experiences from working with children around the world, Bemak will examine U.S. youth in comparison to their global counterparts. The lecture will offer recommendations on where we need to go from here, and how we might begin to reach those youth who seem unreachable.

Bemak, who has been with Mason since 2000, has EdD and MEd degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a BA from Boston University.

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