The call for proposals for Free Minds, Free People 2019 is now available!

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 30, 2019. 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.

Free Young Minds 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.

To submit a proposal, click here.