The 8th International Conference of the Popular Education Network (PEN)

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Tuesday, 26th – Friday, 29th June 2018

Goedgedacht Farm, Outside Cape Town, South Africa (overnight 27 & 28 June 2018)

The Eighth International Conference of the Popular Education Network (PEN) will take place in at ‘Goedgedacht Farm’, a rural development programme outside Cape Town, with a pre-conference day on 26 June, at Community House, Salt River, in the City. ( )

Why you should come to PEN 2018:

Popular education can light internal fires against injustices, set up conditions for critical analysis and raise uncomfortable questions, mobilise people to stand up and voice their anger, organize them to clearly articulate demands – and generally, work for change, together.

At best, popular education is one aspect of building counter-power, of forging solidarity, of bringing about transformations.

This conference creates the space for 3 days of active engagement with other educators and activists. It will re-energise you as like-minded people come together, who are committed to the praxis of social, ecological, economic change.

Please register so we get a clearer idea of numbers / accommoation needs.

Please visit the PEN Conference 2018 Registration page

And send to:

Please also be reminded: if cost will inhibit your participation we do have a small fund to support participants financially. Please fill in the Application for PEN18 Conference Support

.  We are keeping costs as low as possible so you may be asked for  ‘sweat equity’ during the conference, in exchange for financial support.

Visit the website and the linked Facebook page regularly as we will be uploading materials of interest to stimulate our individual/collective thinking.