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LAPES is a community of scholars, teachers, and activists from across the Americas who give freely of their time to further the mission of the society to disseminate and amplify Latin American pedagogical practices and educational philosophies.


Central to our mission is the assumption that knowledge is no one's property. Therefore our symposia and conferences are free and open to the public, our journal LÁPIZ  is open access, and our other publications are available at low or no cost. For the same reason, membership cannot be bought—it is given freely. 

We have two levels of membership: supporters and members.


Supporters passively contribute to the society by reading and disseminating its publications or by making a donation. To become a supporter please subscribe to our email list or make a donation. 


Members actively contribute their time to the society. LAPES strives to function horizontally guided by a common ethos rather than a set of bylaws or internal hierarchies. Any supporter of the society may volunteer to join one of the standing collectives to contribute to current projects or propose new ones.


All members are encouraged to participate in the governance of the society and its collectives. Because of this radically egalitarian structure, we ask that potential members demonstrate a minimum commitment by (1) participating in at least one symposium or (2) volunteering for a LAPES collective or sponsored project.

LAPES welcomes member contributions to a range of projects including our annual symposium and the publication of our journal, LÁPIZ. As a platform for the promotion of Latin American and Caribbean educational theory and practice, we also seek to support members' projects.

To actively contribute to the society and become a member, please contact one of rotating facilitators of our three standing collectives.


Coordinating Collective 

Contact: Jason Wozniak

Editorial Collective

 Contact: Bret Leraul, Co-Managing Editor

      Conor Tomás Reed, Co-Managing Editor


Symposium Collective

Contact: Tomas Rocha

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