We help workers understand the policies that have created the problems that they face every day.
Our Economics for Everyone Workshops document inequality and offer members of our partner organizations the opportunity to collectively and democratically develop political analysis.
Using popular education methodology, we facilitate trainings for movement leaders and give them tools to illustrate and explain this economic analysis in accessible and relevant ways.
What is Popular Education?
Popular education is a unique approach to traditional classroom education methods. Rather than sitting through lectures and writing assignments, popular education workshops engage participants in a more democratic and cooperative conversation based on personal experiences. Popular education is openly political, and popular educators see the learners as potentially powerful people who can change the social conditions that surround them. With popular education, ordinary people define their own problems and apply the lessons of past political successes and failures to their own situation.
Popular Education & Economic Justice
We believe that popular education is a critically important tool for base-building in the economic justice movement. It is an effective approach to raising the consciousness of those most impacted by economic inequality and empowering these individuals towards action. In short, popular education helps with movement-building to support the greater democratic social movement.