PADKOS EVENT

PADKOS

PADKOS NO 85
Movements & Meaning: ‘School of Thought’, 25 June from 10.30am

Featuring Mary Akuteye, Erica Ofoe, Kofi Larweh, Jonathan Langdon & Eurig Scandrett

An extraordinary panel from Ghana, as well as Canada & Scotland, closes out this six-month season of CLP’s “School of Thought”, which has been developed with the Paulo Freire Project at UKZN. This year’s “School of Thought” has been organised around the contribution and legacy of Paulo Freire, whose Pedagogy of the Oppressed was published 50 years ago.

Mary Akuteye, Erica Ofoe, and Kofi Larweh with Jon Langdon (whom we’re thrilled to welcome back!) will present a mutual-meaning making panel on the the Yihi Katsɛmɛ (Brave Women) movement – the latest iteration of the Ada Songor Salt Movement (Ghana). This panel will focus in particular on the use and social-movement-learning dimensions of culturally-rooted creativity (songs, dance/drama, and a tapestry) by the Yihi Katsɛmɛ.

There will be a session after lunch with Eurig Scandrett who will reflect on some connections between popular struggles around the world, popular education, and the resonance and relevance of Paulo Freire. Eurig is an Edinburgh-based movement activist and academic who is currently compiling an important new book on environmental justice struggles.

Join us at the Church Land Programme (CLP) offices from 10:30am.

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Bishop visits grieving family

On Monday, 28 May, Bishop Rubin and his wife, Rose, went to visit with S’fiso Ngcobo’s family. Ngcobo was assassinated on 22 May 2018 in eKukhayeni, in Marianhill outside Durban. He was the chairperson of the local branch of the shack dwellers’ movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo.