Free Minds, Free People is a national conference presented by the Education for Liberation Network that brings together teachers, young people, researchers, parents, and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. The conference is a space in which these groups can learn from and teach each other by sharing knowledge, experience, and strategies.

We invite you to submit proposals to present work addressing a range of education justice issues by January 27, 2017. There are several different types of activities for which you can submit proposals:

  • Workshop: Practitioners will provide hands-on instruction and practical ideas and methods that participants can take back to their home communities.
  • Panel Discussion: Several individuals with experience in similar topics will field questions and generate action-oriented dialogue with participants.
  • Paper or Research Exploration: Authors/researchers will interactively explore papers on a similar topic and engage the audience in the issues and implications for youth and social change.
  • Young Activists Workshop: Facilitators will lead a hands-on activity specifically for youth ages 4-12. Activities are designed to engage young minds in exploring issues relevant to their experiences and expressing their unique voices.
  • Assembly: We are inviting organizations and individuals working on a specific issue within education for liberation to organize a convening in which participants can build toward national connectedness and collective action on that issue. We envision these assemblies as collaborative movement building and strengthening spaces.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think might be interested in being part of this event. Proposals can be submitted at until January 27, 2017. We are eager to learn from each other about education for liberation happening across the nation.
Twitter: @FMFPConference