The IX International Meeting of “The Presence of Paulo Freire: A Space to Reflect and Grow” is an original workshop dedicated to the legacy and philosophy of the late great Brazilian educator Paulo Freire.
Every other year, the School of Pedagogy for the University of Cienfuegos in cooperation with the Cuban Association of Pedagogy (APC) convene this meeting to explore the teachings of Freire and discuss issues of Popular Education. The event is a cultural phenomenon in Cuba and this is the first time an invitation is being extended to Americans.
The meeting has several objectives:
This year’s thematic focus is Popular Education and the construction of power: How to construct spaces where power issues are minimal.
The proposed topics for discussion are:
The meeting will also share its space with the 3rd Workshop Festival “Procearte 2016” and the 1st International Workshop on Inclusive Education.
“International workshop on Inclusive Education: Experiences and Challenges” is a new experimental space created for the IX Meeting. It will be a way to analyze and discuss practices and experiences related to Inclusive Education.
As an added bonus, Civitas GES and La Universidad de Cienfuegos have arranged for you to participate in the celebration of International Workers Day in Havana on May 1. This celebration is the largest of its kind in the Americas and is a cultural event that must be witnessed.
The IX International Meeting of “The Presence of Paulo Freire” is part of a People-To-People Trip organized by Civitas Global Educational Services. This trip complies with all the requirements of 31 CFR 515.565.b. of the US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control.