A new way of thinking about citizenship will be outlined during a talk by author Dr Bronwyn Hayward at the WEA in late August.Rethinking Citizenship From the ecological footprint to the social handprint is the title of the talk at 7.30pm on Thursday 30 August at the WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St.
Dr Hayward asks what kind of citizenship are we modeling for our children in post quake Christchurch. We now understand the concept of ecological footprint but what kind of social handprint are we leaving? An Authoritarian handprint of FEARS? The SMART handprint of thin environmentalism, or the SEEDS of a new kind of ecological citizenship?
The evening is organized by Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch and the WEA. Bronwyn’s new book “Children, Citizenship and Environment: Nurturing a democratic imagination in a changing world” outlines this new way of thinking about education and citizenship.