Free Minds, Free People Conference

Free Minds, Free People will bring together teachers, youth, parents, researchers and community-based educators from across the country to begin building a movement to develop and promote Education for Liberation. Education for Liberation is an umbrella term we use to describe the work of people who are trying to link education, social justice and activism.
This conference features dozens of workshops by and for educators and youth from across the country on topics including social justice schools, action research, arts and liberatory education, Freedom Schools, youth organizing, teaching critical consciousness and much more. It will take place in Chicago from June 21 to 24, 2007 at Little Village/Lawndale High School.
Objectives of the conference:
1. Build connections between people from different backgrounds with an interest in this issue.
2. Talk about what works and why, helping participants develop practical skills and techniques that they can use in their educational settings.
3. Determine what steps need to be taken to further develop this movement.
Who should attend: youth, teachers, community-based activists, college students, researchers and parents.
Can’t make the conference, but want to stay in touch? Join the Education for Liberation Network listserv (, a coalition of educators and youth believe a good education should teach people who to understand and challenge the problems their communities face.
Questions? Email