The popular educator Myles Horton said that education should percolate, not drip down. Popular education is a democratic practice of education rooted in social and economic justice struggle and intended to make social change. "Pop-ed" is sometimes thought of as simply a "bag of tricks" that promote conversation and reflection in a more "fun" way than conventional means - it's not seen as being as serious and purposeful. However, popular education (both the tools and the theory) is a radical means of analyzing power, oppression and resistance and collectively learning in the context of community organizing.
From timelines, to energizers, to image theatre, to a political weather report, we will explore (and try out) a range of these tools and discuss how they can be used in different contexts. We will also talk a bit about facilitation and design and how they interact.
Please come prepared to participate, to share your ideas, to listen and, hope fully, to have some fun.
Fee: recommended $150 or Pay What You Can.
Facilitators: chris cavanagh, Deborah Konecny, Ravi Badri
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