Freedom School Class – April 8 – A Discussion on Grassroots Leadership and Popular Education

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4/8 – “We Are All Leaders” – A Discussion on Grassroots Leadership and Popular Education, discussion led by Brendan M. Dunn

Brendan will lead a discussion on what leadership means. He will give a brief history of bottom-up forms of leadership. Students will look at the “group-centered leadership” advocated by Ella Baker in the Civil Rights Movement, the concept that “we are all leaders” that Wobblies (members of the IWW labor union) and other union activists promoted in the 1930s, as well as the “horizontalism” advocated by groups ranging from Argentinian workers to the indigenous Mayan Zapatistas. Students will also discuss what popular education is.

Class is from 7:00 – 8:30pm with a free dinner at 6:30pm.

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