The centenary of Pernambuco educator Paulo Freire will be celebrated virtually with great joy and popular culture. Several institutions of the Brazilian and international educational movement are promoting, on September 19th and 20th, the 100th Anniversary of Paulo Freire in a virtual event. The live will be composed of a political, pedagogical and cultural act, with the presentation of the Pernambuco singer Alceu Valença, at 6 pm on the 19th.
The organizations that are promoting the event are CNTE (National Confederation of Education Workers), UFPE (Federal University of Pernambuco), IEAL (International Education for Latin America), Red Estrado (Network of Latin American Studies on the Teaching Work), the CEAAL (Council of Popular Education of Latin America and the Caribbean) and the entities that make up the FNPE (National Popular Education Forum).
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The program will also feature the singer and composer Silvério Pessoa, the Cavouco Trio (Paula Bujes, Pedro Huff and Antônio Barreto – UFPE), the Flor da Lira block from Olinda, the Quadrilha Junina Origin Nordestina, the Maracatu Estrela Brilhante do Recife and the cordelist Mariane Bigio. The event will be broadcast on the YouTube channels of CNTE, UFPE and IEAL.
In addition to the cultural program, the event will include the presence of educational and union leaders from Brazil and the world, such as former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; the secretary general of the International of Education, David Edwards, the teacher Nita Freire, widow of the educator Paulo Freire, the writers Leonardo Boff, Mário Sérgio Cortella and the ex-mayor of São Paulo and federal deputy Luiza Erundina, in addition to the inauguration of a sculpture by Paulo Freire in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
World Popular Plenary of Education
On September 20, the celebration of the Centenary of Paulo Freire will be dedicated to listening to the various voices from the American continent, Europe and Africa who study and practice Freirean thought. The live on the 20th will have, at its opening, the Aula Magna of the academic semester at UFPE, given by the dean Alfredo Gomes and by the vice-dean Moacyr Araújo.
Soon after, union and social movement entities coordinate an audiovisual block presenting Paulo Freire’s contributions to the Latin American education and pedagogical union movement. Paulo Freire’s influences on research, action and knowledge of youth, teaching, culture and science will be presented.
The importance of Paulo Freire for social movements around the world will also be debated, with the presence of educators from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, United States, Portugal, Spain, São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, all sharing experiences of frerian education. As well as testimonies from public administrators and parliamentarians dealing with Paulo Freire’s contributions to educational policies.
Source: BoF Pernambuco
Edition: Vanessa Gonzaga