Learning Across Liberation Theologies
LÁPIZ N˚6 + LAPES Symposium 2020
Rutgers University–New Brunswick
April 17-18, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Mark Lewis Taylor (Princeton Theological Seminary) and Chris Tirres (DePaul University)
The Latin American Philosophy of Education Society (LAPES) and its journal LÁPIZ welcome submissions for a two-day symposium and special edition of the journal on the theme Learning Across Liberation Theologies, to explore the links between liberation theology, pedagogy, and activism.
Presentation proposals due February 15, 2020.
Article manuscripts due April 15, 2020.
**A few travel grants are available for presentation submissions without institutional support, especially from Latin America.**
Follow the link below for details.
The Pedagogies of Social Movements
in the Americas
With contributions by Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Bruno Baronnet, Lia Pinheiro Barbosa, Bret Leraul, and Targol Mesbah
"In different ways the essays in LÁPIZ N˚4 address the knowledge practices
authored by Latin America’s recent social movements. In doing so, the authors enter into a tenuous and fraught dialogue between the movement knowledges they describe and the university knowledges they, like so many of us, are compelled to produce. This has always been the promiscuous enterprise of LÁPIZ and the Latin American Philosophy of Education Society: to conjugate the experiences, practices, knowledges of activists, educators, and academics from across the Americas."
The Pedagogics of Liberation:
A Latin American Philosophy of Education
By Enrique Dussel (Punctum Books, 2019)
Introduction by Linda Martín Alcoff
Translated by Ana Cecilia Diego and David Backer
"Enrique Dussel is considered one of the founding philosophers of liberation in the Latin American tradition, an influential arm of what is now called decoloniality. While he is astoundingly prolific, relatively few of his works can be found in English translation — and none of these focus specifically on education. Founding members of the Latin American Philosophy of Education Society David I. Backer and Cecilia Diego bring to us Dussel’s The Pedagogics of Liberation: A Latin American Philosophy of Education, the first English translation of Dussel’s thinking on education, and also the first translation of any part of his landmark multi-volume work Towards an Ethics of Latin American Liberation."
The diversity of Latin American peoples and the region’s political, cultural, and economic achievements and challenges have shaped unique education philosophies and practices. Likewise, a variety of education philosophies and practices have had enormous sociological, political, and economic impacts on the region. This rich educational tradition remains largely unknown beyond the Latin American context. LAPES promotes the dissemination of Latin American education philosophies and practices by facilitating South-South and North-South dialogue. Through its symposia, journal, publications, and translations, it provides scholars, students, practicing teachers, and activists from across the Americas opportunities to advance Latin American philosophies of education and educational practices.
We believe that by studying Latin American philosophies of education, scholars, teachers, activists, and students can expand their own ways of theorizing education and develop programs and strategies for transforming educational practices in the United States and elsewhere. To advance this premise, LAPES aims to provide a platform and resources to a growing network of students, teachers, and activists.