Please join us for our discussion of the first chapter of Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, on Tuesday, May 24th.
A favorite of socialists as well as leftists all over the world (and in DSA-LA) has been widely praised. A summary: “Pedagogy of the Oppressed develops a theory of education fitted to the needs of the disenfranchised and marginalized members of capitalist societies. Combining educational and political philosophy, the book offers an analysis of oppression and a theory of liberation. Freire believes that traditional education serves to support the dominance of the powerful within society and thereby maintain the powerful’s social, political, and economic status quo. To overcome the oppression endemic to an exploitative society, education must be remade to inspire and enable the oppressed in their struggle for liberation.”
A collaborative doc with the text we’ll be discussing, the audiobook version, and Zoom connection information will be provided. Please RSVP for access.
The discussion group is open to all, including DSA members outside of the San Fernando Valley and non-DSA members.
This reading group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.