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Cátedra Paulo Freire 2024: Navigating Educational Landscape in Unsettling Times

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - March 15 @ 9:00 am


Join us for the Cátedra Paulo Freire 2024, held in-person and online on March 14–15.

In the contemporary landscape of global education, the rise of hate, greed, prejudice, and authoritarianism poses significant challenges to the principles of critical pedagogy. As we traverse the educational landscape of the 21st century, Cátedra Paulo Freire 2024, “Navigating Educational Landscape in Unsettling Times” conference invites educators, researchers, activists, and church leaders to join forces in safeguarding the transformative power of education against the encroachment of authoritarian ideologies.

Our speaker is renowned critical educator and public intellectual Henry Giroux, a prolific author, and political commentator who is one of the founders of critical pedagogy in the USA and has contributed immensely to disseminating its principles of social justice, democracy, and human solidarity. Giroux will explore the theme “Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Emerging Authoritarianism,” showing how education plays a fundamental role in fighting corporate interests that attempt to restrict people’s civil rights and diminish our critical political consciousness to prevent the birth of a substantive democracy.

As educators who profess a faith, a commitment to justice, and an unyielding quest for democracy, we are committed to re-imagining, developing, and expanding horizons for the future where critical pedagogy thrives as a site of hope, resilience, and empowerment in the face of emerging challenges.

The keynote address on March 14 will be held both in person and online at 7 PM (CST) with translation available for Spanish speakers. The activities of the second day of the conference will only be held in person from 9 AM to 3 PM.


Date: March 14

Time: 7:00 pm


Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary


Hispanic-Latinx Center