Starting Date: 06-25-2009
Ending Date: 06-28-2009
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United StatesFree Minds, Free People is a national conference that brings together teachers, high school and college students, researchers, parents and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education for liberation. Education for liberation prepares the most excluded, under-served members of our society, in particular low-income youth and youth of color, to fight for a more just world by:
• Teaching students the causes of inequalities and injustices in society and how communities have fought against them.
• Helping them develop both the belief in themselves that they can challenge those injustices and the skills necessary to do that.
• Supporting them in taking action that leads to disenfranchised communities having more power.
The goal of Free Minds, Free People is to provide a forum for sharing knowledge, experiences and strategies that support the use of education as a tool for liberation. The conference will feature more than 70 activities on a variety of topics including educating new teachers, youth participatory action research, Arne Duncan, science and social justice education, youth organizing, a bike tour of Houston, quilt-making, hip hop as a tool for liberation and much more.
Geographical Scope: National