Political EducationPedagogy of the Oppressed
Monday, April 5 2021 at 7 PM (Weekly event!)
Zoom Call (please RSVP for meeting link)
BuxMont DSA Steering Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join BuxMont DSA each Monday at 7:00pm for our weekly virtual political education program! Each session will include a live reading of a relatively short, accessible article or other piece of media that encourages us to think strategically about the challenges socialists face in our struggle to build a better world. Because we read articles aloud together, interspersed with open discussion, no homework is necessary!
This week we read Chapter One from Paulo Freire’s classic 1970 text Pedagogy of the Oppressed. We will discuss Freire’s Marxist humanist understanding of capitalist oppression and his vision for revolutionary educational practices through which the oppressed might direct their own liberation. How can we develop a “co-intentional” pedagogy, in which through dialogue, the oppressed develop an understanding of society that leads to an active pursuit of its transformation?