A book club discussing Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire.

Oppressive dynamics play out in all areas of human life, ranging from social institutions, to interpersonal relationships, to our own personal thought patterns and how we view ourselves. They are often invisible, subtle, and unconscious. Join us as we learn to unearth these dynamics, and grow in a deeper understanding of the way out of the oppressed / oppressor dichotomy: liberation.

Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed is considered a foundational articulation of what it means to oppress and be oppressed, how this behavior is taught, and how to uproot it and open up to a liberated way of being in the world, of true solidarity between all people. As Freire's thought and methods are ultimately about action and building the world in which we want to live, we will discuss the text in practical terms of how to integrate a liberated perspective in our own work and lives. After our first meeting we can decide to meet again to continue the discussion, and to plan any future readings.