Thursday, May 20, 2010
Saturday May 22nd, 2010 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
2-DAY WORKSHOP BEGINS
Education for Liberation
An Introduction to Paulo Freire’s Concepts & Techniques
Carmelina Cartei, Shoshana Brown, Kate Cavanagh, Esperanza Martell, Ruben Mina, Onaji Muid, Julie Novas & Javier Salamanca
This is an introductory hands-on workshop in the use of popular education concepts and techniques based on the complementary approaches to Education for Liberation developed by two Brazilian Marxist educators and political cultural activists: philosopher and educator Paulo Freire, author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and theater director Augusto Boal, Workers Party (PT) activist and founder of the Theater of the Oppressed.
In this introduction to the theory of the pedagogy of the oppressed and its practical application, participants will learn through practice the three basic steps of the Freire methodology:
1. to express and see reality as it is experienced by the participants; 2. to understand this reality by analyzing it and exploring the root causes of problems; and 3. to act in order to change this reality.
Framed as a class, race, gender power analysis for decolonizing the mind and self-empowering oppressed communities in struggle. The 2-day workshop is designed for community organizers as well as educators and labor, political and solidarity activists."
Sliding scale: $65-$85 per Day
Info: The Brecht Forum