NO. 14 MARCH

THIS MONTH'S THEME: WHERE POPULAR EDUCATORS GATHER

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 the Popular Education/Community Organizing Resources Collection in the Penny Lernoux Memorial Library at the Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406. It is a collection of practical materials for facilitators and practitioners to improve the educational work in our movements for democratic social change. The three main parts of the collection are 1) Materials in English, 2) Materials in Spanish, 3) Books by Paulo Freire some titles in Spanish. An is at www.americas.org (follow library/popular education link).

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. WEB LINK TO DATABASE IS DOWN
2. THEMES OF COMING ISSUES
3. WHERE POPULAR EDUCATORS WILL GATHER IN 2004 (Expanded Version)
4. LINKS TO POPULAR EDUCATION WEB SITES AND ONLINE BOOKSTORES
5. "WHAT IS POPULAR EDUCATION?" DEFINITION OF THE MONTH

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1. WEB LINK TO DATABASE IS DOWN

The web link to the annotated bibliography for the Popular Education and /Community Organizing collection on www.americas.org is down. Due to the recent complete overhaul of the site, the staff of the Resource Center of the Americas has not yet had time to re-establish the link.

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2. THEMES OF FUTURE ISSUES

Future issues will include reviews of materials in our collection and information about other resources on: 1. Literacy 2. Crossover materials appropriate for either school curriculum or adult learning Please send suggestions to be included for facilitator and practitioner materials as well as good web links.

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3. WHERE POPULAR EDUCATORS WILL GATHER IN 2004 (Expanded Version)

(Please send suggestions to be added to this calendar)

March 26 - 28, 2004 Building Learning Communities Engaged In Social Change: A Conversation for Activists and Educators Swingshift College, Indiana University Northwest, Gary Indiana. http://www.iun.edu/~swingnw/conference.html (Be part of critical dialogue on "doing adult and worker education for social change." KEYNOTE: bell hooks)

March 27, 2004 First Annual (Net)Working Conference - Women, Literacy, Resources Clark Technology Center, Univ. of Massachusetts Boston, MA http://www.litwomen.org/welearn.html (For students, teachers, administrators, researchers, writers, community activists.and anyone interested in women's issues and adult basic literacy)

April 14-18. 2004 2004 UALE/AFL-CIO Education Conference, Holiday Inn city Center, Chicago, Illinois. http://www.georgemeany.org/html/uale_conference.html (This annual joint conference brings together trade unionists, educators, researchers and community activists who seek to advance labor and popular education so that it more powerfully contributes to building the effectiveness and strength of unions in democratic society.)

April 22 - 24, 2004 Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Tenth Annual Conference "Growing Home: Generations Past, Present and Future" Omaha Nebraska USA. Theatre of the Oppressed Preconference Workshops with Augusto Boal, Sunday, April 18 - Wednesday, April 21, 2004. For info: http://www.unomaha.edu/~pto/conference.htm (To challenge oppressive systems by promoting critical thinking and social justice. We organize an annual meeting that focuses on the work of liberatory educators, activists, and artists; and community organizers.)

April 28 - May 1, 2004 Fifth Annual Conference on White Privilege, White Privilege, White Supremacy, and the Prison Industrial Complex. Central College, Pella, Iowa. For info: http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/ (.addresses the society in which we live and addresses the advantages that accrue to some but not others and about working to dismantle this system of privilege and oppression.)

May 28-30, 2004 AERC-CASAE/AERC 2004 Joint Conference (Pre-Conference May 27, 2004): Adult Education for Democracy, Social Justice and a Culture of Peace http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2004/cnf2004.html -- http://www.edst.educ.ubc.ca/aerc/informat.htm

June 8 - 11, 2004 An International Conference at the Source of the Nile: We Are One People: Multiple Dreams Of A Different World, Transforming Thought, Learning and Action: The 2004 Afrikan World Encounter On Building New Futures. MPAMBO Multiversity, Jinja, Uganda. For information http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/conf/mpambo/. (This conference has been convened to provide a platform for innovative, new frontier thinkers and entrepreneurs, including, but not limited to, scholars, researchers, students, reformers, innovators, investors and activists, in academe, civil society, the private and public sectors. It is a conference for men and women who dare to dream of a different world, and are sufficiently fired to be doing something about it. They will come together to share their visions and, on the basis of their work, to actualize their dreams.)

July 15 - 18, 2004 Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide, Atlanta: The Midnite School: Creating A Vision for Our Movement For information http://www.projectsouth.org (.a new opportunity to gather, strategize, and create a movement-building blueprint for this historic moment.)

July 20 - 24, 2004 The Centre for Popular Education, University of Technology, Sydney: PopEd Community Cultural Development School: Unlocking the Creativity of Communities. For information http://www.cpe.uts.edu.au UTS, E-mail: cpe@uts.edu.au. (The Centre is intent on studying and supporting popular education which is an educational practice that serves the interests of people who are marginalised, or/and are engaged in advocacy, social action or community development activities.)

December 3 - 5, 2004 Popular Education Network (PEN): The Third International Conference Of The Popular Education Network will be held at The University Of Minho (Unit For Adult Education), Braga, Portugal. For information contact jim crowther@education.ed.ac.uk or see the PEN website http://www.neskes.net/pen/ (Among the purposes: To promote the role of universities in supporting popular education and to assist in linking activists in popular movements.)

December 6 - 8, 2004 Centre for Popular Education, City Campus of University of Technology, Sydney, Australia International Conference: Education and Social Action 2004 http://www.cpe.uts.edu.au/forums/2004conference.html (Building upon the tradition of previous conferences this conference will (among other purposes): bring people engaged in different fields of social action and education together; be a forum where activists, workers, policy makers, artists and scholars alike are encouraged to participate; and have plenty of music, theatre and dance; but more importantly there will be some opportunities for collaborative art-practice.)

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4. 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 )
*IPEA (www.peopleseducation.org/ )
*Resource Center of the Americas (www.americas.org )
*Growing Communities for Peace (www.humanrightsandpeacestore.org )
Project South (www.projectsouth.org )
Center for Popular Education and Participatory Research (www.gse.berkeley.edu/research/pepr/ )
Pop Ed Links Directory (www.flora.org/mike/links/poped.html)
WE LEARN: Women Expanding-Literacy Education Action Resource Network(http://www.litwomen.org/news/issue1.html)

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5. "WHAT IS POPULAR EDUCATION?" DEFINITION OF THE MONTH
Popular Education is a toolbox including.Naming the Moment ++ The Praxis Project ++ storytelling ++ Lifeboats ++ tides in, tides out ++ co-learning ++ The Social Tree ++ Ah!Ha! ++ participatory research ++ codification ++ naming the world ++ green calisthenics ++ crossing the line ++ history timelines ++ study circles ++ social analysis ++ The Secret Admirer ++ sculpturing ++ Forum Theater ++ sociodrama ++ role play ++ songwriting ++ conscientization ++ people's wisdom ++ weaving our lives ++ empowerment ++ cultural recovery ++ themes ++ transformative learning ++ Navdanya ++ Women in Citizen's Action ++ Community-based Rural Development ++ ecological action ++ popular theater ++ people's rights ++ awakening sleepy knowledge ++ situ learning ++ learning from elders ++ cartoons ++ participatory community meetings ++ coyuntural analysis ++ who is in the room? who isn't in the room ++ naming your moment ++ apples and oranges ++ unbrella contradictions ++ Know the past, Make the Path ++ Creating Collective Vision ++ The Matrix ++ Drawing the Relationship of Forces ++ paired interviews ++ starter puzzle ++ three paired skirmish and round robin ++ Nightmares ++ the power flower ++ "take two" ++ line-up ++ fly on the ceiling ++ head, heart, feet ++ the people say ++ post office ++ sentence reconstruction ++ person to person ++ reframing resistance ++ the "but why" method ++ structural analysis ++ the three story building ++ brain storming ++ flip charts and tape ++ and more
. .From "POPED IS." by Larry Olds

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Slowly, slowly, porridge goes into the gourd. Swahili proverb ********************************************************

This newsletter is produced by the Popular Education Resource Collection Circle. Betsy Barnum and Larry Olds worked on this issue. You can contribute to future issues by sending suggestions, notices of materials and short reviews to lolds@popednews.org. Help improve the newsletter. Subscribe by sending your email address to lolds@popednews.org.