We Question While We Walk: Building Community through Popular Education in Albany Park, Chicago
Special Guests Isabel Valenzuela and Tony Nelson will share lessons from their work in popular education in the immigrant neighborhood of Albany Park, Chicago. The Centro Autónomo is home to a bilingual adult high school and transnational "reverse service learning". Their talk will have important lessons for anyone interested in immigrant rights, radical pedagogy, community building, and the fight to change the world.
"The obstacles here are immense," says Isabel Valenzuela, an education coordinator at the Centro, "But the drive to overcome these obstacles grows with each new person who joins our project to build collectivity through the community center."
Event is open to the public. A reception will follow the presentation.
Co-sponsored by ACE's Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS) program and the CSC's Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (PSIM).