"Free Minds, Free People: A National Conference on Education for Liberation" held June 25 to 28, 2009 in Houston, Texas 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 Education for Liberation. Submission Deadline: Jan 15, 2009.
Free Minds, Free People
A National Conference on Education for Liberation
June 25 to 28, 2009
Call for Proposals
Submission deadline: January 15, 2009
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 Education for Liberation. 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:
· Teaching students the causes of inequalities and injustices
in society and how communities have fought against them.
· Helping them develop both the belief in themselves that they
can challenge those injustices and the skills necessary to do that.
· 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 by:
· Connecting local community efforts to national education for
· Expanding our network of education liberators by building
relationships that cross barriers of geography, race, age, class,
gender, sexual orientation, profession and other identities.
· Showcasing a broad spectrum of strategies, including arts,
popular education, organizing, dialogue and scholarship, and their
· Acting as a catalyst for the continued development of a
social movement around education for liberation.
We invite K-12 teachers, community-based educators, high school and
college students, activists/organizers, artists, parents and academic
researchers to submit proposals for workshops, panels, poster sessions
and other activities.
If you have any questions please contact:
Tara Mack (email@example.com)
Education for Liberation Network, Brooklyn, NY
Alex Poeter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chicago Freedom School, Chicago IL
Robin Owens (email@example.com)
Local Planning Committee, Houston, TX