Facilitating Popular Education Spaces
- 6:00pm – 9:00pm
- Chicago Freedom School
719 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Creating engaging learning and skill-building sessions is vital to all youth organizations as well as community organizing efforts. Popular education is an educational approach rooted in people’s lived experiences and focuses on examining power in order to take collective action for social justice.
In this session participants will explore the fundamentals of popular education and how it is an essential approach for organizing across multiple issues. Participants will examine the role of facilitation in creating dynamic interactive educational spaces while practicing facilitation skills and creating innovative agendas on relevant topics.
Tickets offered on a sliding scale. Please inquire about scholarships at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinner is provided.
About the Facilitator:
Xavier Danae MaatRa is a community organizer and activist from Southern New Jersey. For over a decade he has traveled the country as a organizer in the labor movement, social justice workshop facilitator and youth advocate. Prior to becoming the Training Consultant for the Chicago Freedom School, Xavier worked with the Drop-In Program at the Broadway Youth Center and helped build a coalition of youth agencies to strengthen youth programs on Chicago’s southwest side. Xavier is a self-proclaimed music fiend, budding poet, and student of Pan African Studies. He’s passionate about creating workshops that showcase the connection between popular education, people’s history and the rhythms of Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz as tools of resistance, transformation, and political change.