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.

No. 59 July-August 2008                                               

A free monthly newsletter about popular education and community organizing resources for facilitators and practitioners.  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.


 Check out www.popednews.org for an archive of back issues, other resources, and links to popular education web sites.

Theme:  Report on Summer of 2008

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1.  SUMMER AT THE POPULAR EDUCATION NEWS
2.  INFORMATION ON NEW RESOURCES SOUGHT
3.  ONLINE, DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES
4.  IN MINNESOTA
5.
  LINKS TO POPULAR EDUCATION BLOGS
6.
  NEW MIDWEST SOCIAL FORUM ACTIVITY PLANNED
7.
  WHERE POPULAR EDUCATORS WILL GATHER
8.
  LINKS TO POPULAR EDUCATION WEB SITES AND ONLINE BOOKSTORES
9. QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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1.   SUMMER AT THE POPULAR EDUCATION NEWS by Larry Olds

This summer two interns have been working with The Popular Education News on projects.  The first concerns the physical collection of popular education and community organizing materials, the database for the annotated bibliography of the materials, and improving the web presences of the information in the bibliography as well as for the www.popednews.org web site generally.  The second concerns the archives of the late 60s to early 70s alternative schools movement that have been languishing in my files for years.

The Popular Education and Community Organizing Materials for Practitioners and Facilitators

Many of the materials were formerly part of the library at the Resource Center of the Americas and many have been reviewed in past issues of this newsletter.  The collection now has been updated by adding some new materials.  The materials are currently in display racks in my basement. 


BOOKS IN ENGLISH BOOKS IN SPANISH
BOOKS IN ENGLISH                     BOOKS IN SPANISH

BOOKS BY FREIRE AND HORTON
BOOKS BY FREIRE AND HORTON

We have begun a series of dialogs with activists, community organizers, and educators to decide what to do with the collection.  This input from the activist communities we hope will again make the materials available to improve educational work and organizing in our Twin Cities communities.

We are also exploring ways to increase the visibility to the materials on the web. 

Readers of this newsletter are invited to stop by a look over the materials if you are in Minneapolis.  (Contact me for an appointment.)

The Archives of the Late 60s to early 70s Alternative Schools Movement

The materials in the archives were collected when I was an active part of the alternatives schools movement here in Minnesota and was teaching about that movement at the University of Minnesota's College of Education.  The project to organize the materials and create a list of the materials in the archive came about because spring semester a University of Minnesota student was seeking information for her thesis on the history of the free schools movement.  She found that my files contained significantly more information than any of the libraries where she looked.  The archives include files of materials from various alternative schools projects, reports, evaluations, both local and national newsletters, a collection of the main influential books of the period, and more. 

With the database and the list done, the next step is to find a home for the materials.  Our first contact will be with the Minnesota History Center.

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2.  INFORMATION ON NEW RESOURCES SOUGHT

Please help identify new resources and materials for improving the educational work in our movements against oppression and for democracy, sustainability, justice and peace.  Notices of new print materials in English or Spanish as well as online links are welcome. 

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 3. ONLINE, DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES (A New Regular Feature of this Newsletter)
(Please send information about other links. -- the editor)
Collectivo Flatlander resources http://www.colectivoflatlander.org/Site/Resources.html
Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action (PILA) tools: From Personal to Political - Timeline Exercises,
                Building Relationships, and New Citizens Vote! Curriculum at http://www.pilaweb.org/content/view/25/58/
Southerners On New Ground (SONG) LGBT&Q resources: http://www.southernersonnewground.org/?cat=11
The School for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) training manuals and a variety of specific training
                activities at http://www.youthec.org/soul/soul_sec/resources/re-free_training.html.
The Change Agency in Australia one of the best sources for  popular education materials and links to
                good stuff:  http://www.thechangeagency.org
Books by Michael Newman - free access: (http://www.michaelnewman.info/)
Just Associates: “ short publications from our work that deal with popular education in different ways.” :
                Forging A Global Movement: New Education Strategies for the United States and the World,
                Making Change Happen: Power, and Making Change Happen: Citizen Engagement and Global Economic Power
                http://www.justassociates.org
Training for Change - "Tools":  http://trainingforchange.org/content/section/4/39/
Great materials on health related subjects with a popular education point of view from Luis Kong
                in Santa Rosa CA:: http://www.hesperian.org/”
Wonderful photos that can be used for popular education “codes” to help people share experience and find their voice
                in educational activities.  from Dorothy Wigmore in Winnipeg : www.earldotter.com
HIV/AIDS stigma popular education manual http://www.changeproject.org/technical/hivaids/stigma.html
The Ruckus Society resources http://www.ruckus.org/article.php?list=type&type=9
Trapese Popular Education Collective resources http://www.trapese.org/
Poped Toolkit various links http://poped.org//links/poped.html
Partners Training for Transformation http://www.trainingfortransformation.ie/
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4.  IN MINNESOTA

Last Wednesday of the month PTO Twin Cities Alliance PRACTITIONERS FORUM FREE! (Come one and all)
For details contact Crystal at crystallaurel@gmail.com

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5.  LINKS TO POPULAR EDUCATION BLOGS 
chris cavanagh www.comeuppance.blogspot.com
                (Please send others that you know.)

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6.  
SOCIAL FORUMS AROUND THE WORLD  For info: http://www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/

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7. WHERE POPULAR EDUCATORS WILL GATHER

October 16-18, 2008, Learning Democracy by Doing: Alternative Practices in Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy, The Transformative Learning Centre, Toronto, Canada. http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca/

October 20-24, 2008 First International Conference on Prison Education, AlfaSol (Alfabetização Solidária - Solidarity in Literacy) is a Brazilian non-governmental organization, in partnership with UNESCO, Brussels. For further information: Mr. Fabio Cervone, e-mail fabiorc@alfabetizacao.org.br, or Mrs. Mariana Sabbagh, e-mail marianabs@alfabetizacao.org.br    http://www.alfabetizacao.org.br/

Nov 27-28, 2008 Critical Pedagogy and Participatory Learning for Social Transformation: The Role of Higher Education, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Melbourne Australia “The conference aims to be a forum for educators, teachers, students and others who are involved or interested in education for social transformation in institutions of higher education in Australia and elsewhere.” For information http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/news-and-events/conf1.php



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8.  LINKS TO POPULAR EDUCATION WEB SITES AND ONLINE BOOKSTORES
(*those with online bookstores)
*Catalyst Centre ( www.catalystcentre.ca/index.htm )
*Highlander Center (www.highlandercenter.org )
*Growing Communities for Peace ( www.humanrightsandpeacestore.org )
*IPEA (www.peopleseducation.org/ )
Project South (www.projectsouth.org )
Center for Popular Education and Participatory Research ( www.cpepr.info)
Pop Ed Links Directory http://poped.org
WE LEARN: Women Expanding-Literacy Education Action Resource Network (http:// www.litwomen.org/news.html)
Centre for Popular Education Archives (http://www.cpe.uts.edu.au/ )
The Change Agency ( www.thechangeagency.org/index.htm)
Kotare Trust (www.kotare.org.nz)
Training for Change www.TrainingforChange.org
TRAPESE: Take Radical Action Through Popular Education and Sustainable Everything http://www.trapese.org/
North American Alliance for Popular and Adult Education (NAAPAE) Archives http://www.popednews.org/naapae_archives.htm

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9. QUOTE OF THE MONTH

It may be true that the law cannot change the heart but it can restrain the heartless...Martin Luther King Jr.

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Larry Olds
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