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Friday, November 30, 2012

CFP: Free Minds, Free People

The Education for Liberation Network national conference entitled Free Minds, Free People is inviting proposals to present work addressing a range of education justice issues. The conference will be held in Chicago from July 11th to the 14th in Chicago. Submission deadline is January 25, 2013.

The call for proposals for Free Minds, Free People 2013 is now available. Please visit: http://proposals.fmfp.org/
Free Minds, Free People is a national conference presented by the Education for Liberation Network 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. Our 2011 conference in Providence, Rhode Island featured more than 60 activities, including workshops, panels and local community site visits, and 700 attendees in our biggest conference to date.
Our 2013 conference will be held in Chicago from July 11-14, 2013. Free Minds, Free People is an energizing and inspiring space that brings together groups that do not usually have an opportunity to interact so they can share experiences and build solutions together.
We invite you to submit proposals to present work addressing a range of education justice issues by January 25, 2013. There are several different types of activities that you can submit proposals for:
- Workshop: Practitioners will provide hands-on instruction and practical ideas and methods that participants can take back to their home communities.
- Panel Discussion: Several individuals with experience in similar topics will field questions and generate action-oriented dialogue with participants.
- Paper or Research Exploration: Authors/researchers will interactively explore papers on a similar topic and engage the audience in the issues and implications for youth and social change.
- Young Activists Workshop: Facilitators will lead a hands-on activity specifically for youth ages 7-12. Activities are designed to engage young minds in exploring issues relevant to their experiences and expressing their unique voices.
- Assembly: This is an exciting, new activity within Free Minds, Free People. We are inviting organizations and individuals working on a specific issue within education for liberation to organize a convening in which participants can build toward national connectedness and collective action on that issue. We envision these assemblies as collaborative movement building and strengthening spaces.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think might be interested in being part of this event. Proposals can be submitted at http://proposals.fmfp.org/ until January 25, 2013. We are excited to learn more about education for liberation happening across the nation.