Saturday, March 24, 2007

Freedom Schooling from SF to Sacramento to Chicago

SF Freedom School founder Kathy Emery blogs about the Sacramento State University Multicultural Conference which featured Duane Campbell and keynote speaker Sonia Nieto. See Emery's Freedom School Blog and her Education and Democracy website.
During the second session, I gave my spiel on how the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Curriculum was an important topic for those interested in critical pedagogy since it is a study of how theory and practice interact. ...As Myles Horton argues, movements escalate by their nature and one has to be creative and flexible to respond to those moments when it is time to escalate.
Emery has been also working with activists in Chicago to re-establish Freedom Schools there drawing from materials such as the original 1964 Freedom School Curriculum.

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