CFP: Canadian Association for Adult Education

A Carnival of Resistance and Liberation: An Interdisciplinary Conference in Adult Education will held October 23-25, 2015 by Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). This West Coast Regional Conference is hosted by the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria.

The University of Victoria is situated on the lands of the Lekwungen and Coast Salish peoples. For more information on the rich history of the land see this website.

From the conference announcement:

  • A carrousel of theory
  • A Ferris wheel of practice
  • A rollercoaster of liberation
  • Bumper cars of resistance
  • A kaleidoscope of knowledge
  • A side show of art and activism
  • Fireworks of emancipation
  • Pop your corn of traditional knowledge
  • Caramelize your apple of social movement
  • And be a fortune teller of critical adult education!

Choose your ride and get your free ticket for October 23–25, 2015. The CARNIVAL will spark critical dialogue through art, performance, music, theatre, and social action that challenges dominant norms, inequities and conceptions of knowledge in western society and provokes action for systemic change and a more egalitarian world.

The CARNIVAL draws on UNESCO’s four pillars of adult education: Learning to be, Learning to do, Learning to know, and Learning to live together. The CARNIVAL recognizes that critical adult education embodies multiple forms and is interdisciplinary by nature. It seeks to unite academia, activists and practitioners from diverse backgrounds and fields who engage, empower and transform with the ultimate goal of creating a better world.

Engaged citizens who are playing with critical pedagogy, research and/or action in areas such as anti-oppression/racism, colonialism/decolonization, globalisation, neoliberalism, community development, gender relations, LGBTQ, cultural diversity, environmental issues, critical literacy, ally work, and the connections between them all are warmly welcomed. The playground can range, but is not limited to universities, colleges, community and non-governmental organisations and agencies, museums, libraries, art galleries, adult education and literacy programmes.

The deadline for proposals is Sept. 15, 2015.

We encourage presentations and workshops using art, performance, metissage, spoken word, theatre, music, and dance. Pinch a maximum of 300 word description or short video telling us what you are showcasing, clearly making the link to the CARNIVAL theme. What would you like to do? A presentation, performance, poster, teach-in, art installation or workshop? Let us know!

Register/submit proposal online. Contact: thecarnivalorganizingcommittee [at] gmail [dot] com

The Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education/ Association Canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation des adultes provides a supportive network for graduate students, faculty members, community based researchers and practitioners who are engaged in adult education research in its multiple forms. CASAE publishes the Canadian Journal for Studies in Adult Education.

The Social Environmental Alliance (SEA) advocates for the application of ecological and democratic socialist principles to public affairs and the governance of our communities, building support for these ideals through public education, grassroots coalitions, electoral methods and cultural work.

Please share this announcement and this poster widely.

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