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.

Proposals due February 15, 2020.

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 populations in Latin America 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 within the region have had enormous sociological, political and economic impacts on the region’s populations. There exists within Latin America a rich tradition of philosophies of education for the most part unknown and often unexamined. LAPES seeks to promote South-South and North-South dialogue regarding Latin American philosophies of education by providing scholars, students, practicing teachers, and activists opportunities to study in collaborative fashion the diverse collection of philosophical works on education produced in Latin America, or by scholars who study the region.

A central premise of LAPES is that by studying Latin American philosophies of education, scholars, teachers, activists, and students can expand their own ways of theorizing education as well as develop techniques for improving educational practices in the United States and elsewhere. To advance this premise, LAPES aims to make resources available to individual and collective parties interested in inquiring into Latin American questions on philosophy of education through professional development activities and other intellectual events.

LAPES does not share personal information with third parties, and we actively seeks to keep personal information private. 

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