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 liberation activities.
· 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, , organizing, dialogue and scholarship, and their related impacts.
· 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,
and other activities.
Please see attached proposal guidelines. Or visit http://www.freemindsfreepeople.org/fmfp/call-for-proposals-1 to download a copy.
If you have any questions please contact:
Tara Mack (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Education for Liberation Network, Brooklyn, NY
Alex Poeter (email@example.com)
Chicago Freedom School, Chicago IL
Robin Owens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Local Planning Committee, Houston, TX
Tara Mack, Director
Education for Liberation Network