Popular Education

Popular Education

Book Cover imageECONOMICS FOR EVERYONE

The Economics of Capitalism

by Jim Stanford, Economist for the CAW

Jim Stanford’s Economics for Everyone has quickly become a standard reference for economics literacy and popular education. Now published in 6 languages, the book is used in higher education, trade unions, and community education initiatives around the world.

 

 

Book ImageENGLISH FOR ORGANIZING:

An ESOL Workbook For Immigrant Workers

Produced by CASA of Maryland, this workbook discusses the importance of employment organization and workers’ rights. It follows the steps of immigrants from coming into the US, looking for work and ends with the advocation for social change.

 

 

 

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PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED

by Paulo Freire

This book proposes a pedagogy with a new relationship between teacher, student, and society. Dedicated to the oppressed and based on Paulo Freire’s own experience helping Brazilian adults to read and write, It is considered one of the foundational texts of critical pedagogy and includes a detailed analysis of the relationship between the colonizer and the colonized.

 

 

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THEATRE FOR LIVING:

The Art and Science of Community-Based Dialogue

by David Diamond

Theatre for Living approaches the community as a living organism and recognizes when plays are created, they are made to help us investigate ways to change the behaviors that create the structure, not only the structure itself.

 

 

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THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED

by Augusto Boal

Theatre of the Oppressed is largely based on the idea of dialogue and interaction between audience and performer. Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal was influenced by the work of Paulo Freire and uses theatre as means of promoting social and political change.

 

 

 

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UPROOTING RACISM:

How White People Can Work For Racial Justice

by Paul Kivel

Uprooting Racism explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. It moves beyond the definition and unlearning of racism to address the many areas of privilege for white people and suggests ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism.

 

 

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WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING

Conversations on Education and Social Change

by Myles Horton and Paulo Freire

This dialogue between two of the most prominent thinkers on social change in the twentieth century was certainly a meeting of giants. Throughout their highly personal conversations recorded here, Horton and Freire discuss the nature of social change and empowerment and their individual literacy campaigns.

 

FEMINIST POPULAR EDUCATION:

Transforming The World From Where Women Stand by Suzanne Doerge

The evolving theory and practice of feminist popular education has implications that stretch beyond particular workshops with women. Feminist popular education is transforming the world from where women stand. It is, as with popular education, also a theory and methodology for social movements, community development and research.
Download: FeministPopularEd.pdf (PDF)

KEY PRINCIPLES OF FREIRE

From: Training for Transformation, A Handbook for Community Workers by Anne Hope & Sally Timmel

This excerpt was written in order to support the work of community workers in Africa and provides a good background and framework for the philosophy of popular education in doing community organizing.
Download: Principles _of_Freire.doc (MS Word)

UNDER THE RADAR:

Popular Education in North America by Drick Boyd

Popular education in North America today largely operates “under the radar”; even so it is a powerful and dynamic social movement that is resisting oppression, fighting injustice, and bringing hope to people in communities large and small.
Download: UndertheRadar.pdf (PDF)

 

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Facilitation for Social Change

Social Change

ART OF HOSTING Harvesting Conversations that Matter

The Art of Hosting is an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges.
Visit Website: www.artofhosting.org

PYE: Partners for Youth Empowerment

PYE’s mission is to unleash the power, purpose, and potential of young people worldwide.
Visit Website: pyeglobal.org

Video StillTHE WAY WE CHANGE THE WORLD

A video by Organization Unbound, a website that attempts to re-imagine the way we think about and engage in social change.
View Video: organizationunbound.org

 

 

 

JAM FACILITATION MANUAL imageYES! JAM ACTIVITIES FACILITATION MANUAL
Connect, Inspire, Colloborate!

An activities manual from yesworld.org focusing on co-learning, community building and healing.
Download at: www.yesworld.org

 

 

 

 

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Decolonization

Decolonization

BEYOND TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS by âpihtawikosisân

An article on fully recognizing Indigenous homelands from the blog âpihtawikosisân.com, Law, language, life: A Plains Cree speaking Metis woman in Montreal.
Visit Blog: âpihtawikosisân.com

FREE, PRIOR & INFORMED CONSENT A Fact Sheet on FPIC

Indigenous peoples have the right to participate in decisions that could affect their rights, property, cultures and environment. They have the right to determine their own priorities.
Download: Freepriorconsent.pdf (PDF)

THE NEO-LIBERAL IDEOLOGY: A Historical Context 

Adapted from PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP: Training Manual by Jojo Geronimo
Neo-liberal ideology: underpinnings and assumptions.
Download: Neoliberal_context.doc (MS word)

THIS ISSUE with Sherri Mitchell

Sherri Mitchell,a Penobscot Attorney speaks on the show This Issue about the legal and social pressures on Indigenous people as stewards of their ancestral land and water.
View Video: www.youtube.com

UNSETTLING AMERICA: Decolonization in Theory and Practice

Unsettling America is a blog for a network of autonomous groups and individuals dedicated to mental and territorial decolonization.
Visit Blog: unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com

WHITE PRIVILEGE Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh

“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.”
Visit Website: www.beyondwhiteness.com

Reconciliation By Rebecca Tabobodung We are waking up to our history from a forced slumber We are breathing it into our lungs so it will be part of us again It will make us angry at first because we will see how much you stole from us and for how long you watched us suffer we will see how you see us and how when we copied your ways it killed our own We will cry and cry and cry because we can never be the same again But we will go home to cry and we will see ourselves in this huge mess and we will gently whisper the circle back and it will be old and it will be new Then we will breathe our history back to you you will feel how strong and alive it is and you will feel yourself become a part of it And it will shock you at first because it is too big to see all at once and you won’t want to believe it you will see how you see us and all the disaster in your ways how much we lost And you will cry and cry and cry because we can never be the same again But we will cry with you and we will see ourselves in this huge mess and we will gently whisper the circle back and it will be old and it will be new

Rebecca Tabobodung, a member of the Wasauksing First Nation (Parry Island, Ontario), is a poet, activist, and filmmaker. She lives in Toronto. This poem appears in A Healing Journey for Us All, United Church of Canada, page 11.

Book CoverA HEALING JOURNEY FOR US ALL:

Uncovering the Wounds of Empire

A Response of The United Church of Canada to May 26
A National Day of Healing and Reconciliation

 

 

 

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CANADIAN TIMELINE:
A brief history of Canada & the Residential School System

A 22-minute video about colonization which begins in 1491 and gives a succinct timeline of wars, treaties, reports, acts, apologies, etc. until 2010.
View Video: www.youtube.com

 

 

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JOURNEY IN RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Canadian Journey in Restorative Justice

3 Videos: Archbishop Prendergast sent an invitation to the Archdiocese of Ottawa to join the Canadian Journey in Restorative Justice.
This link takes you to three videos: catholicottawa.ca

 

 

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MOMENT OF RECKONING:
Turning the Page on a Dark Chapter in our Shared History

This video is produced by the AFN and is an excellent resource, featuring former AFN National Chiefs Phil Fontaine and Shawn Atleo.
View Video: youtube.com

 

 

 

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Renée Vaugeois

National Steering Committee

Renée VaugeoisRENEE VAUGEOIS

Ms. Renée Vaugeois originates from Wildwood Alberta and is a 5th generation Canadian of Ukrainian and French descent. She is currently the Executive Director of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and current President of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee; a coalition of law enforcement and organizations working to address hate in the province. Renée is the founder and current Treasurer of Ainembabazi Children’s Project, an organization committed to strengthening children’s rights in East Africa through building self reliant families and communities. Since 2015, Renée also serves as a Director for Women in International Security Canada, a professional network of women in the peace and security field.

 

 

 

 

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Luke Stocking

National Steering Committee

Luke StockingLUKE STOCKING

Luke Stocking works for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada (DPCC). DPCC is the international development agency of the Catholic Church in Canada. Since 2006 he has been the Central Ontario Animator for the organization. His work mainly consists of educating and organizing Canadian Catholics to embrace the Gospel Call to international solidarity and social change. He has led trips for volunteer members to Zambia, the Philippines, Paraguay and Ethiopia. Luke has an M.A. in Theology from St. Michael’s at the University of Toronto with a focus on Catholic Social Teaching and 20th century Catholic social movements.

 

 

 

 

 

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Adriana Salazar

National Steering Committee

Adriana F. SalazarADRIANA F. SALAZAR

Adriana F. Salazar has been the coordinator of the Community Engagement program at the Mennonite New Life in Toronto since 2009. Her expertise and practice in adult education, training and curriculum development for civic immigrant participation, designing and implementation of Participatory Action Research to promote social justice and inclusiveness among diverse communities, and building cross-sectoral collaborations and partnership process span 25 years of work in Colombia and Canada.

She brings over twelve years of direct engagement with diverse immigrant communities, services providers and umbrella coalitions in Toronto around topics of economic, social-cultural and civic inclusion.

 

 

 

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Ishbel Munro

National Steering Committee

 

Ishbel MunroISHBEL MUNRO

Ishbel Munro has been an activist and community builder for over 40 years. Much of her work has been building bridges between peoples. She developed projects like On Common Ground which brought together the African Nova Scotian, Mi’Kmaq, Acadian and fishing communities to learn about each other’s culture and histories. She was coordinator of the First Nations Environmental Networking organizing a youth-elder gathering that brought youth across Canada to Cape Breton.

The thread that has run through-out her life is the creation of a more balanced, just world, a world where people can heal and grow to become the people they dream of being.

 

 

 

 

 

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Miigam’agan

National Steering Committee

Miigam’aganMIIGAM’AGAN

Miigam’agan is a Mi’kmaq woman of the Fish Clan from Esgenoôpetitj/Burnt Church, New Brunswick. Her life has been devoted to Wabanaki cultural revival and to promoting an understanding of Indigenous matriarchal systems. Miigam’agan is the first Elder-in-Residence at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Her role provides support for First Nation students and offers resources on traditional knowledge. She is also an important link between the University and First Nations communities.

Miigam’agan sits on the Executive Committee of the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network at the University of New Brunswick, which sets research priorities and ensures that the research they support meets the needs of urban Aboriginal peoples.

 

 

 

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Walking With Our Sisters

National Hub Events

Walking With Our Sisters

When: January 14 – February 1, 2017

Where: Mt. St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

A touring installation honoring the 1200-plus missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit folks (MMIWG2S) arrives at the MSVU (Mt. St. Vincent University, Halifax, NS) Art Gallery as part of it’s North American tour. Comprised of over 1800 moccasin tops made by hundreds of caring hands, it’s a community-based project pushing back against injustice.

 

 

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