More on Banned Books Week!

“Critical consciousness, they say, is anarchic. Others add that critical consciousness may lead to disorder. Some, however, confess: Why deny it? I was afraid of freedom.  I am no longer afraid!”

-Paulo Freire  Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Some of you weren’t able to attend our event!  If any of you want to share your favorite passages of Freire’s book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, please feel free to do so here:

Also, See our video of Banned Books Week!

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Freire Public Readout!

BIG thank you to everyone who showed up to our public readout of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed today in the Student Center lobby! We know it took a lot of guts to stand up in public and read, but you all did an amazing job of spreading Freire’s words and message out there. A special thanks to PEP (Pin@y Educational Partnerships) folks who came out specially for the reading and who blew us all away with their powerful words. Here are some pictures and resources from the event today. And don’t forget to come check out our bulletin board display “Freedom to Read Ethnic Studies” outside Jack Adams Hall on the Terrace Level of the Student Center. Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook for videos from the readout!

Additional resources

On Ethnic Studies and HB 2281:

http://ethnicstudiesweekoctober1-7.org/

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/04/1013117/-Latinos-in-the-US:-the-assault-on-Chicana-o-studies-

On Banned Books Week:

http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/

http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm

If you’re interested in checking out a copy of Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, stop by the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center Resource Library, located on the Terrace Level of the Student Center.

Banned Books Week

On September 26th, join us for a Public Readout of Paulo Freire’s seminal work Pedagogy of the Oppressed, one of the books specially targeted during the attacks on Ethnic Studies in Arizona. This public reading aims to raise awareness about Freire’s writings and the ban on ethnic studies from Arizona to Texas. All are encouraged to attend and join in the reading!

This event kicks off Banned Books Week (September 24th to October 1st). Also come check out our bulletin board display, titled “Freedom to Read Ethnic Studies” outside Jack Adams Hall in the Student Center. The display will be up from September 24th to October 7th, 2011.