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Bookings open for upcoming Paulo Freire Centennial

Loughborough University London's Institute for Media and Creative Industries is inviting staff, students and members of the public to join their next cycle of talks celebrating the birth centennial of the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire.

Illustration of Paulo Freire in red on a brown background with some text about the event

Over the course of seven 60-minute talks taking place virtually between 9-24 March, the cycle includes two plenaries and five global exchanges exploring themes such as dialogue, love, empathy, hope and humility.

The events are taking place to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire (1921-1997), and, inspired by his works, invites radical thinking and political imagination. 

Freire's 'ontological call' is associated with five principles, those of humility, empathy, love, hope and dialogue (Freire, 2017, p.33), which he presented as the spirit of one of his main referential works, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, originally published in 1968. 

These principles were developed by Freire in different degrees and forms throughout his works, and they also served as inspiration for many thinkers and practitioners all over the world. 

More information on each of the sessions - including dates, times and information about the speakers - is available here. Those who are interested in attending any of the events can register their place online on the dedicated website.