THE POPULAR EDUCATION NEWS
Connecting popular and community-based educators and activists to resources for improving educational work in social movements against oppression and for democracy, sustainability, social justice, and peace.

A monthly newsletter about popular education/community organizing resources for facilitators and practitioners: Many of the materials reviewed or listed in the newsletter are part of the collection in the Penny Lernoux Memorial Library at the Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406. You can contribute to future issues by sending suggestions, notices of materials and short reviews or subscribe by sending your email address to lolds@popednews.org.

NO. 33 December 2005

THIS MONTH'S THEME: MATERIALS REVIEWED IN 2005

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. UPDATES ON FUTURE SOCIAL FORUMS
2. WHERE POPULAR EDUCATORS WILL GATHER
3. LINKS TO POPULAR EDUCATION WEB SITES AND ONLINE BOOKSTORES
4. MATERIALS REVIEWED IN 2005 IN THE POPULAR EDUCATION NEWS
5. QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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. UPDATES ON FUTURE SOCIAL FORUMS

2006 WORLD SOCIAL FORUM (WSF)

Three polycentric 6th WSFs will take place in January 2006 in Caracas (Venezuela), Karachi (Pakistan) and Bamako (Mali). For further information about each polycentric forum:

Caracas (www.forosocialmundial.org.ve)
Bamako (www.fsmmali.org)
Karachi (www.wsf2006karachi.org) Postponed for two months

2006 UNITED STATES SOCIAL FORUM (USSF)

The (USSF) Planning Committee recently announced that the USSF has been postponed until summer 2007.

In 2006, the U.S. will focus on developing regional processes leading to the summer 2007 gathering. The U.S. has 10 regional committees. Some regions will conduct a Regional Social Forum in 2006, while others are electing to have regional planning meetings in the summer of 2006. Regardless of format, the 2006 events will prepare for the 2007 USSF.

For Information see www.ussocialforum.org or contact United States Social Forum, 211 10th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 Tel: 505-247-8832

MIDWEST SOCIAL FORUM (MSF)

The MSF will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 6-9, 2006. A planning meeting will be held in Madison Wisconsin Jan 20-21, 2006. For information contact pbarrett@ssc.wisc.edu

EUROPEAN SOCIAL FORUM (ESF)

The ESF will take place in Athens, Greece, in April 2006. For further information: http://www.fse-esf.org/

OTHER SOCIAL FORUMS AROUND THE WORLD

For info: http://www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/quadro_frc.php?cd_forum=9

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ADDITIONS TO WHERE POPULAR EDUCATORS WILL GATHER

Dec 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 2005: 'Yes We Can!' - Organising for power: from theory to practice to taking power back (A series of three workshops on organising with Valery Alzaga of Janitors for Justice.) Goldsmiths College, London. For info contact akanada@riseup.net

Dec 8, 2005: Photo-Voice as a tool for community development and social action University of Technology Sydney. For information tony.webb@uts.edu.au

Jan 24-29, 2006 An Invitation to Join Grassroots Global Justice Alliance for the 2006 Polycentric World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela. For info contact joann@ggjalliance.org. (The deadline for submission is October 14, 2006

March 10 - 11, 2006 3rd Annual (Net)Working Conference on Women & Literacy - Moving to Power & Participation Sponsored by: WE LEARN / Women Expanding­Literacy Education Action Resource Network Call for presenters and registration info http://www.litwomen.org/welearn.html Dec 2, 2005: Proposal Deadline

May 18-21, 2006 Annual PTO Conference: Engaging Community: Creating Critical Praxis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Pre-conference workshops with Augusto Boal, post-conference workshops with Michael Rohd) For Information http://www.ptoweb.org

June 25-27, 2006 Peace Education Conference (part of the World Peace Forum June 23-28) The British Columbia Teachers' Federation For further info and a request for proposals www.bctf.ca

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3. LINKS TO POPULAR EDUCATION WEB SITES AND ONLINE BOOKSTORES
(*those with online bookstores)

*Catalyst Centre
*Highlander Center
*Institute for Peoples'Education and Action (IPEA)
*Resource Center of the Americas
*Growing Communities for Peace
Kotare
Project South
Center for Popular Education and Participatory Research (site temporarily unavailable)
Pop Ed Links Directory
WE LEARN: Women Expanding-Literacy Education Action Resource Network
Centre for Popular Education, University of Technology Sydney
The Change Agency

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4. 4. MATERIALS REVIEWED IN 2005 IN THE POPULAR EDUCATION NEWS
For materials reviewed in 2003 and 2004 see link

January: Power Tools

Power Tools: A Manual for Organizations Fighting for Justice, Produced by Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)/ The Environment and Economic Justice Project (EEJP) with AGENDA, The Los Angeles Metropolitan Alliance, and CIPHER, Los Angeles. (Includes CD)

February: Ah-Hah!

AH-HAH! A New Approach to Popular Education by GATT-fly. Between the Lines, 1982.

March: Civic Participation and Literacy

Civic Participation and Community Action Sourcebook: A Resource for Adult Educators edited by Andy Nash. New England Literacy Resource Center, 1999. http://literacytech.worlded.org/docs/vera/index1.htm

April: Troublemaking At Work

A Troublemaker's Handbook 2: How To Fight Back Where You Work­And Win!, Edited by Jane Slaughter. Labor Notes Books, Detroit 2005

May: Building Democracy

It Ain't Just About a Vote: Defining Democracy for Movement Building - A Popular Education Toolkit written by Dan Horowitx de Garcia. Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide, 2004, 63 pages. (Order at www.projectsouth.org.)

Defending Democracy: An Activist Resource Kit. Political Research Associates, 2001, 136 pages. (Order from bookstore at www.highlandercenter.org. )

June-July: ESL and Literacy

Problem Posing at Work Popular Educator's Guide by Nina Wallerstein and Elsa Auerbach. Grass Roots Press, 2004, 118 pages. http://www.literacyservices.com/

August: Globalization

Today's Globalization: A Toolkit for Popular Education In Your Community, Second Edition, by Project South Staff and Board. Project South, 2005

September: Community Organizing 3

Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy by Rinku Sen. Jossey-Bass, 2003, 211 pages.

October: Advocacy and Activism

Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Action and Reflection Guide by David Cohen, Rosa de la Vega, and Gabrielle Watson. Kumarian Press, 2001, 346 pages

An Action A Day Keeps Global Capitalism Away by Mike Hudema. Between the Lines, 2004, 131 pages

The Democracy Owners' Manual: A Practical Guide to Changing the World by Jim Schultz. Rutgers University Press, 2000, 240 pages.

Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements by Bill Moyer; with JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley and Steven Soifer. New Society Publishers, 2001, 227 pages.

Students Against Sweatshops by Liza Featherstone and United Students Against Sweatshops. Verso, 2002, 120 pages.

November: Information on Resources

Politics the Wellstone Way: How To Elect Progressive Candidates and Win on Issues by Wellstone Action (edited by Bill Lofy). University of Minnesota Press, 2005, 222 pages.

Training for Transformation, A Handbook for Community Workers, Books 1-4 by Anne Hope and Sally Timmel

Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education by Joe Berry www.reclaimingtheivorytower.org

 

5. QUOTE OF THE MONTH

********************************************************************************************************************** If you give me a fish you have fed me for a day. If you teach me to fish then you have fed me until the river is contaminated or the shoreline seized for development. But if you teach me to organize then whatever the challenge I can join together with my peers and we will fashion our own solution.
Ricardo Levins Morales, Northland Poster Collective. See www.northlandposter.com for this and other posters **********************************************************************************************************************