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YMCA Friday Forum: "What would I consider a desirable society?"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
University YMCA Co-sponsored by WGGP and others
Location
Latzer Hall of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign
Date
Feb 21, 2020   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Susan Parenti, founder of the School for Designing a Society
Cost
Free and open to the public
Contact
Anita Kaiser
E-Mail
arkaiser@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6221
Views
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Originating Calendar
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)

Praxis & the Promise of Public Learning – Spring 2020

“Praxis” comes from the Greek word, “prattein” which means “to do.” It is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. Paulo Freire asserts that praxis is a cycle of learning, reflecting, and acting in order to protect ourselves and our communities from oppressive systems.

The Spring 2020 Friday Forum series will highlight the work of change-makers in our community. Hear from leaders who are putting their theories into practice – whether those theories are in science, technology, education or social justice.

Using praxis a guiding framework, speakers will center their presentations around these guiding questions:

  • How do scholars, artists, and organizers engage with praxis?
  • How does one participate in life-long learning with action?
  • How do we stay open to changing our minds?
  • How do they hope their work impacts, challenges or enhances public learning or understanding?
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