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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.

This newsletter is distributed free.  To subscribe send an email to lolds@popednews.org. Check out www.popednews.org for an archive of back issues and an annotated bibliography of the popular education and community organizing collection.

No. 51 September 2007                           

TABLE OF CONTENTS:  

1.  ONLINE, DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES
(A New Regular Feature of this Newsletter)
2.  NEW PUBLICATION FROM THE HIGHLANDER CENTER
3.
  CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK (CSEW)
5.  WIKIPEDIA'S POPULAR EDUCATION ENTRIES
6.
  LINKS TO POPULAR EDUCATION BLOGS
7.
  UPDATE ON MIDWEST SOCIAL FORUM
8.  WHERE POPULAR EDUCATORS WILL GATHER
9.
  LINKS TO POPULAR EDUCATION WEB SITES AND ONLINE BOOKSTORES
10.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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. 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

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2. NEW PUBLICATION FROM THE HIGHLANDER CENTER




This booklet summarizing a concise history of Highlander's 75 years with photos and words was prepared for the 75th anniversary celebration held Aug 31- Sept 2, 2007.  Available from www.highlandercenter.org.

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3.  CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK (CSEW)

Check out the Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) which brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.
http://www.learningwork.ca/

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5.
  WIKIPEDIA'S POPULAR EDUCATION ENTRIES

Check out Wikipedias popular education entry which highlights the history of popular education in the French context.  The web pages also contain some good links to related topics.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_education
 

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6.
  LINKS TO POPULAR EDUCATION BLOGS

chris cavanagh www.comeuppance.blogspot.com
 
(Please send others that you know.)

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7.  UPDATE ON MIDWEST SOCIAL FORUM

MIDWEST SOCIAL FORUM (MWSF)

Activities include Caucusing / Organizer Training event in fall 2007, in preparation for the MWSF in the summer of 2008. T

OTHER SOCIAL FORUMS AROUND THE WORLD

For info: http://www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/

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8. WHERE POPULAR EDUCATORS WILL GATHER            

Sept 10-11, 2007 Democratising Democracy A New Social Purpose Agenda in Adult Education Conference
, NIACE, Madingley Hall Universityof Cambridge, Madingley, Enquiries toGurjit Kaur, gurjit.kaur@niace.org.uk Info at http://www.niace.org.uk/conferences/Conferences.htm,

Sept 20-23, 2007 5th ESREA European Research Conference: Adult Learning and the Challenges of Social and Cultural Diversity: Diverse Lives, Cultures, Learnings and Literacies , University of Seville and Institute of Paulo Freire of Spain, Seville, Spain http://www.congreso.us.es/cesrea

Oct. 18-20, 2007 Communities & Labour: Building Unity and Justice Through Diversity, Toronto, CSEW Learning Community Unionism Working Group, OISE/UT, Toronto Training Board. http://www.learningwork.ca/

Dec 25, 2007 International Researching Work and Learning Conference RWL5 , Cape Town, South Africa http://rwl5.uwc.ac.za

Feb 3-10, 2008 Minnesota Popular Education Week (details posted on www.popednews.org)

Fri-Sat. March 7-8, 2008 WE LEARN 5th Annual (Net)Working Conference on Women & Literacy, Fordham Univ. at Lincoln Center, NYC


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9.  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 )
*Resource Center of the Americas (www.americas.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 ( 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/

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10. PROVERB OF THE MONTH

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A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything. From http://www.oneliners-and-proverbs.com/

 
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A free 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.