On May 22, three great Canadian progressives, rabble.ca co-founder Judy Rebick, the actress and activist Shirley Douglas, and mayoral candidate Olivia Chow will be speaking at the Tommy Douglas Institute's conference "Critical Pedagogy and the Citizen-Student" at George Brown College in downtown Toronto. As mentioned in my last column, the Tommy Douglas Institute was launched this past year with the goal of rethinking pedagogy in an era of neoliberalism. The May 22 conference will ask: What is the role of post-secondary education in promoting democracy and citizenship in our era? And how do today's educators take on the challenge of graduating students who are stewards, not just residents, of society?
Judy Rebick will deliver the keynote speech "Learning from the New Movements" at the conference...Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.