Event: Education for Liberation Network Conference
Date: July 7-10, 2011
Event Name: Free Minds Free People
Sponsor: Education for Liberation Network
Type of Event: Conference
Location: Providence, RI
Event Website: http://www.freemindsfreepeople.org/
Free Minds, Free People is a national conference presented by the Education for Liberation Network, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, the Chicago Freedom School and Youth in Action 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 as a tool for liberation. The conference is a space in which these groups can learn from and teach each other, sharing knowledge, experience and strategies.
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:
Exploring with students the causes of inequalities and injustices in society and how communities have fought against them.
Helping students to develop both the belief in themselves that they can challenge those injustices and the skills necessary to do that.
Supporting students in taking action that leads to disenfranchised communities having more power.