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The Don Wright Faculty of Music of Western University will be hosting the MayDay Colloquium 30 (June 6-9 2018) and the inaugural Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education symposium (June 8-9 2018) in London Ontario. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Henry Giroux, the renowned educator, critical theorist and critical pedagogue, will be the keynote speaker for the MayDay Group Colloquium.

Dr. Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department. His most recent books include Dangerous Thinking in the Age of the New Authoritarianism (Routledge 2015); coauthored with Brad Evans, Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle; (City Lights, 2015), America’s Addiction to Terrorism (Monthly Review Press, 2016) America at War with Itself (City Lights 2017), The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism (Routledge 2018), and American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism (City Lights: 2018). Giroux is also a member of Truthout’s Board of Directors and a contributing editor at Tikkun and Ragazine magazines. His web site is www.henryagiroux.com.

The theme for this year’s MDG colloquium is Understanding the Role of Curriculum in Contemporary Learning Communities. Information and details about the Call for Papers is available at the Colloquium’s website: http://mdg30.weebly.com. Deadline for submission is January 30, 2018. Submissions are to be sent to: mdg302018@uwo.ca. Information and details about the Call for Papers for the Progressive Methods Conference is available at http://www.music.uwo.ca/outreach/symposium-on-progressive-methods.html. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2018. Submissions are to be sent to Kelly Bylica at kbylica@uwo.ca.