• Paulo Freire Eye Glasses Logo
  • Staff and Faculty of the Newardk Paulo Freire Charter School receiving the 2014 Paulo Freire Democratic Project Social Justice Institutional Award, AERA 2014
  • Dr. Donaldo Macedo
  • Dr. Peter McLaren

Paulo Freire Democratic Project

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Paulo FreireThe Paulo Freire Democratic Project (PFDP) is a collection of local, regional and international initiatives based out of Chapman University’s College of Education Studies. These initiatives reflect the political, pedagogical and ethical imperatives of the great Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, and captures his democratic struggle for social justice.

PFDP is committed to the development of resources that can assist individuals, groups and collectives in their various efforts to improve their schools and communities and strengthen the democratic practices of state and federal governments. These resources are philosophical, theoretical, pedagogical, policy-based and organizational. The PFDP board are professors in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University who are former teachers and administrators and who work locally and internationally in the fields of curriculum, bilingual education, critical pedagogy and leadership education.

Actor, Edward James Olmos  with the Paulo Freire statue  at Chapman University We work with affiliated scholars, public intellectuals, researchers, policy makers, community activists, teachers, artists, administrators, and student organizations to initiate, advance and support progressive agendas. These include teacher workshops, community activities, symposia, national and international conferences, research projects, and publications that address the most urgent themes of our time: e.g. ecocide, poverty, educational inequality, racism, homophobia, sexism and assaults on human rights.

Actor, Edward James Olmos, with the Paulo Freire statue at Chapman University

  • PFDP Archive Re-Dedication
  • Presenters
  • Program At A Glance
  • Registration
  • Please join the Paulo Freire Democratic Project for the

    Re-Dedication of the Paulo Freire Critical Pedagogy Archives and day-long symposium, 


    Chapman University; October 25, 2014

    Please click here for the full event details

  • Nita Freire, Ph.D.
    Honored Guest
    Pontificia Universidade
    Catolica de Sao Paulo

    Donaldo Macedo, Ph.D, Ed.D.
    Distinguished Professor, Liberal Arts & Education
    University of Massachusetts Boston

    Peter McLaren, Ph.D.
    Co-Director of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project
    Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Chapman University

    Thomas Wilson, Ed.D.
    Director Emeritus, Paulo Freire Democratic Project
    Chapman University

    Alma Flor Ada Ph.D.
    Professor Emerita
    University of San Francisco

    Antonia Darder, Ph.D.
    Leavey Presidential Endowed Chair of Ethics and Moral Leadership
    Loyola Marymount University

    Richard Kahn, Ph.D.
    Professor of Education, Antioch University

    Rodolfo D. Torres, Ph.D.
    Professor of Planning, Policy & Design and Policial Science
    University of California Irvine

  • Please visit the Chpman university Maps and Directions web for directions to the university, and a complete campus map.

    October 24, 2014
    1pm - 3pm Pre-Symposium Dialogue Beckman 107
    4pm - 5:30pm Presenter Meet and Greet Faculty Athenaeum at 
    Argyros Forum
    October 25, 2014
    8am - 9am
    Symposium Registration & Continental Breakfast
    Beckman 404
    Morning Plenary featuring Nita Freire, Donaldo Macedo,
    Tom Wilson, and Peter McLaren
    Beckman 404
    11:30am - 12:30pm
    12:30pm - 1pm
    Photos at Paulo Freire Bust
    Book signings
    1pm- 3:30pm
    Afternoon Plenary featuring  Richard Kahn, Rudolfo Torres, Antonia Darder, and Alma Flor Ada.
    Beckman 404
    Archival Ceremonial  at the Leatherby Libraries
    Leatherby Libraries - Level 2
    Archival Reception with Champagne Toast and Appetizers
  • Registration and Cost

    General Admission: $70.  
    Students: $35
    Padres Unidos Members: $20

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    Double Tree by Hilton
    100 The City Drive, Orange, California,  92868-3204
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Registration Is Now Open!

Registration For the Re-Dedication of the Paulo Freire Critical Pedagogy Archives and Symposium on October 25, 2014, Is Now Open.

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