SCLN Book Club with IPSA: We Make The Road By Walking

Date: 8/03/2010
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

In fostering international development, it is imperative that communities addressing injustices in the United States align and unite with communities around the world who are also facing oppression and persecution in their countries. This book captures the dialogue of two pioneers of popular education doing just that: connecting across geography and “development”, to explore their similar pedagogies for radical change, as a response to inequality and oppression.

Important themes of this book include the role of leadership, participatory education as a tool for people to propel themselves out of poverty, freedom for all individuals and pedagogical methods that work in helping to create social change. Horton focused his work in one of the poorest regions of the U.S., Appalachia, by founding the Highlander Folks School, later to be named the Highlander Center for Research and Education. Freire, author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, established the Popular Culture Movement in one of Brazil’s poorest regions, Recife. Join us as we discuss this classic dialogue and situate it in current global events.