Education for Liberation: An Introduction to Paulo Freire’s Concepts & Techniques
Sunday, May 17. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
@ The Brecht Forum. 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets), New York, NY 10014. (212) 242-4201. brechtforum at brechtforum.org
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 cultural activists: philosopher 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 power analysis for decolonizing the mind and empowering oppressed communities in struggle, the workshop is designed for community organizers as well as educators and labor, political and solidarity activists in view of helping them actively plan and implement effective strategies for social action in their groups and communities.
Sliding scale: $65-$85 per day.