A show which will bring together practitioners and activists to discuss the future of social justice in adult education.   Adult education has a long and proud history of developing and supporting social movements. However the focus on delivering government priorities around “skills” has meant that this dialogue has become more hidden.   

How can different sectors of adult education, researchers, writers and activists work together to ensure that social justice in adult education has a place, a space and a relevance today.

The show will focus on a case study of the Black Lives Matter movement, the links between community education, critical thinking and social action.

We will explore issues including:

Decolonising the curriculum, dual professions (Practitioner activists / Activist practitioners);

The challenges and opportunities of consciousness raising and critical thinking for students;

The role of positive action, spaces of identity, and allies in social movements.

 

Panel members:  

Lisa Robinson and Natalie Jeffers - Black Lives Matter

Dr Kehinde Andrews - Associate Professor in Sociology at Birmingham City University 

Tippa Naphtali - Community Development Practitioner and Campaign Activist

Paul Ryan - Fircroft College

Chaired by Charmaine Burton

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