Calendar of Events

Youth-Nex hosts a series of events throughout the year, some that are open to the publics and others that are by invitation. Please see the calendar here for up to date information on each event. You can read more about the Youth-Nex opportunities on our events website or see a summary of this semester's events below.



Fall 2020 Event Summary

More information about these events, including presenter and topics, are available on our website. Below is a quick summary of dates, times, locations and downloadable iCal/Outlook links.

Talks, Panels & Webinars (open to all):

Friday October 2nd, 2020 at 11 AM EST

  • Dr. Bianca J. Baldridge, Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin Madison, will be giving a talk. Download iCal/Outlook.
  • No Registration required. Zoom Link: Zoom ID: 92324001048 Passcode: Curry2020
  • Title: Reimagining Youth Work(ers) and the Ongoing Struggle for Racial Justice
  • Bio: Bianca J. Baldridge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. As a sociologist of education, Bianca’s scholarship explores the socio-political context of community-based youth work and afterschool education. Bianca’s research critically examines the confluence of race, class, and gender, and its impact on educational reforms that shape community-based spaces that engage Black and Latinx youth in the US. She explores the organizational and pedagogical practices employed by youth workers amid neoliberal education restructuring. Bianca’s book, Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youth Work, examines how market-based reforms and whiteness, with its emphasis on privatization and accountability, undermines Black community-based organizations’ efforts to support comprehensive youth development opportunities. Her book received the 2019 American Educational Studies Association Critic’s Choice Book Award. With the support of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship program, Bianca studied how racial discourse shapes community-based spaces that engage Black youth in predominantly white cities that espouse a liberal and progressive ethos. Her current research examines how Black community-based youth organizations and youth workers respond to city change and displacement fueled by gentrification and neoliberal education restructuring. Bianca’s research has been featured in the American Educational Research Journal, Review of Research in Education, Teachers College Record, Educational Researcher, and Race, Ethnicity, and Education. Bianca’s experiences as a community-based youth worker in domestic and international contexts continue to inform her research in profound ways.

Virtual Works-In-Progress Meetings (open to all from 12:30-1:30 PM EST):

  • September 17th, 2020, Dr. Chris Chang-Bacon will be presenting via Zoom (no registration required, so join via or Zoom ID: 956 8018 9581 with Passcode: YNCRPES). Co-hosted with CRPES. Download iCal/Outlook

  • October 15th, 2020, Dr.s Julia Taylor, Mike Lyons and Katy Zeanah will be presenting on "Collaborating with schools and university trainers to improve school mental health services in Virginia." No Zoom registration required, so join via this link or with Zoom ID: 982 8424 1113 and passcode: YN2020. <-- Download iCal link

  • November 19th, 2020, Kimalee Dickerson and the Youth Action Lab Student team will be presenting on "Youth Action Lab: Engaging Local Youth in Research to Promote Equity." No Zoom registration required, so join via this link or with Zoom ID: 941 5453 1740 and passcode: YN2020. <-- Download iCal link

BYOLunch & Learn Meetings (for internal Youth-Nex faculty, staff, students and affilliates):

Youth-Nex will not be hosting virtual BYOLunch & Learns. Check back later for more information about Spring 2021.