Speaker :  Maia Green
Date       :  Monday 15 October 2012
Time      :  12:30-14:00
Venue    :  CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College

This seminar will examine how the intersection of love and power can lead to the betterment of our world.  I explore how they interact in the context of creating an effective youth empowerment program for grade ten students at Baleni Secondary School in Pondoland. Using Action Research I explore how Asset-Based Community Development, Integral Theory and the Power Cube can be used in the program design to bring love and power together in an attempt at positive change. This seminar will share my mental, spiritual and academic quest to understand the role of love and power in creating positive and meaningful social change. 

Maia Green is a visiting scholar from the University of Royal Roads in British Columbia, Canada.  She is the founder of an environmental education and youth leadership charity, Friends Uniting for Nature (FUN) Society and has over 15 years of experience working with young people. She is currently completing a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Education and Communication. Her work is focused in the community of Baleni in Pondoland, Eastern Cape and she was awarded one of Canada’s top research grants to conduct this action research project. 


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