For Global Peace with Social Justice in a Sustainable Environment
Registration for the Free Minds, Free People conference is now open!
Free Minds, Free People is a national conference that brings together teachers, high school and college students, researchers, parents and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote liberatory education. It will take place in Houston, TX from June 25 to 28, 2009. Click here (www.freemindsfreepeople.org/fmfp/registration) for more information about conference fees, vendor and exhibition tables, the conference location, transportation and for a link to our online registration page.
Education for liberation prepares the most excluded, under-served members of our society, in particular low-income youth and youth of color, to fight for a more just world by:
1) Teaching students the causes of inequalities and injustices in society and how communities have fought against them.
2) Helping them develop both the belief in themselves that they can challenge those injustices and the skills necessary to do that.
3) Supporting them in taking action that leads to disenfranchised communities having more power.
The goal of Free Minds, Free People is to provide a forum for sharing knowledge, experiences and strategies that support the use of education as a tool for liberation. The conference will feature more than 70 activities on a variety of topics including educating new teachers, youth participatory action research, Arne Duncan, science and social justice education, youth organizing, a bike tour of Houston, quilt-making, hip hop as a tool for liberation and much more.
The lead organizations for Free Minds, Free People are The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, the Chicago Freedom School, the Education for Liberation Network and the SHAPE Center.
We need your help to spread the word! Please share this information with anyone you know who might enjoy this energizing and educational event.
Tara Mack (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Education for Liberation Network, Brooklyn, NY