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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

+-Paulo Freire Democratic Project Welcomes Dr. Henry Giroux

Dr. Henry GirouxThe Paulo Freire Democratic Project is pleased to announce a series of upcoming events honoring world renowned educator, Dr. Henry Giroux. Dr. Giroux is Professor of English and Cultural Studies and Global TV Network Chair in Communications at McMaster University, Canada. One of the pioneers of critical pedagogy, Dr. Giroux was regarded by the late Paulo Freire as one of the most important educational thinkers in the world. Dr. Giroux will be a guest of Chapman University on Friday April 17 at the AERA annual convention in Chicago and will be participating in a number of events, including several award ceremonies and a public lecture, on Chapman campus May 19-24. Please see below for details about Dr. Giroux's award ceremony at the AERA, and for Dr. Giroux's schedule of events at Chapman campus in Orange, California.

April

Chapman University at AERA 2015 (pdf)
Friday, April 17, 8-10 p.m.
Swissotel, Edelweiss Penthouse
43rd floor, 323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL

Please join Chapman University and the Paulo Freire Democratic Project as they present Dr. Henry Giroux, Ph.D with the 2015 The Paulo Freire Democratic Project Social Justice Award. Henry Giroux is an American and Canadian scholar and cultural critic. One of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, he is best known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory. In 2002, Routledge named Giroux as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period.

A high-school social studies teacher in Barrington, Rhode Island, for six years, Giroux has held positions at Boston University, Miami University, and Penn State University. In 2005, Giroux began serving as the Global TV Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has published more than 50 books and 300+ academic articles throughout education and cultural studies literature.

May

Thursday, May 21, 6:30pm - 9:30m
Sandhu Conference Center
Dr. Henry Giroux Public Lecture at Chapman University

Please Join Dr. Henry Giroux as he presents his lecture on, "Higher Education in the Age of Disposable Futures: Reclaiming Higher Education as a Public Good." Dr. Giroux will also present some of his work to the Critical Pedagogy Archives at the Leatherby Libraries. 

Friday, May 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sandhu Conference Center
Chapman University College of Educational Studies Honors Reception

Please join Chapman University and the Paulo Freire Democratic Project as they present Dr. Henry Giroux, Ph.D with the 2015 Changing the World Award.

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wilson Field
Chapman University College of Educational Studies Commencement Ceremonies

Please join Chapman University and the Paulo Freire Democratic Project as they present Dr. Henry Giroux, Ph.D with an Honorary Doctorate Degree.

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