Popular education has been the “secret sauce” underpinning the successes of the Salvadoran popular movement. This workshop will be led by a skilled popular educator and organizer from Equipo Maiz.
Who is Equipo Maiz?
A popular education organization that has been an integral part of the fight for social justice in El Salvador and elsewhere in Central America for more that 30 years.
Why Popular Education:
Popular Education has been the “secret sauce” underpinning the successes of the Salvadoran popular movement and it has been at the heart of people’s movement around the world. Popular Education is experiential education that lets “ordinary people” come together, understand their own oppression, and build their own power. It is powerful and it is fun. Rather than just having people sit and listen, popular education uses all methods at hand – including food, theater, art, and music to help people learn together.
Now we have a chance to learn how to use this powerful tool from our Salvadoran brothers and sisters, so we can strengthen our own work here in the United States. At this workshop we will:
- Experience Salvadoran style popular education
- Learn some basic popular education principles, practices and techniques
- Explore ideas of how to use as part of the organizing process
- Share work and challenges as activists across issues
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Boston, MA 02110
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