Café com Paulo Freire


During the autumn 2021 in connection with the celebration of Paulo Freire’s 100th anniversary CEMUS started an online and Uppsala based Café com Paulo Freire series, inspired by the international concept with the same name and convened by Azril Bacal and Daniel Mossberg.


Spring 2023 Café com Paulo Freire

Join us for the Café com Paulo Freire fika-conversation series spring 2023, in CEMUS Library and online!

The conversation is convened and facilitated by Azril Bacal and Daniel Mossberg. Coffee and tea served in CEMUS Library, welcome!

When: See dates and times below

Where: CEMUS Library, see map here: https://link.mazemap.com/gVZ978v2

Online/Zoom: See links below


January 18 kl. 15.15-17.00 CET/Swedish time (kl. 8.15-10.00 Iowa time)

Café com Paulo Freire: the Poetic Language of Time and Transformation with Azril Bacal, Daniel Mossberg and guests

CEMUS Library and Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/67004019782 Meeting ID: 670 0401 9782

Welcome to the first Café com Paulo Freire fika, coffee-conversation on poetry, language, time and transformation!

Azril Bacal is joining us online from Iowa, USA with guests Freddy Niagara Fonseca, Michael Judge, Eloy Barragán and Daniel Mossberg from CEMUS Library, Uppsala. We will share some of our poetry and you are most welcome to read your own texts or bring your own favorite poem.

Coffee and tea served in CEMUS Library, welcome!

Read more: www.cemus.uu.se/jan-18-cafe-pf-2023/

 

February 22 15.15-17.00 CET/Swedish time

Café com Paulo Freire: How would Paulo Freire envisage Another World and Sustainable Future? The Case of Perú with Azril Bacal and guests

Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/65365522290

Welcome to the second Café com Paulo Freire fika, coffee-conversation on visions of sustainable futures for Perú and the world! Azril Bacal will join us online with guests for this online-only event.

Read more: www.cemus.uu.se/feb-22-cafe-pf-2023/

 

March 8 kl. 15.15-17.00 CET/Swedish time

Café com Paulo Freire: Active Learning, Citizenship and Decolonializing Learning Spaces and Campuses with Daniel Mossberg and Azril Bacal

CEMUS Library and Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/69163214895 Meeting ID: 691 6321 4895

Welcome to the third Café com Paulo Freire fika, coffee-conversation on how to decolonize the mind and physical spaces in education and on campus!

Read more: www.cemus.uu.se/march-8-cafe-pf-2023/

 

April 19 kl. 15.15-17.00 CET/Swedish time

Café com Paulo Freire: A Freirian Approach to Pedagogical Leaders and Scientific Expertise in Student-Led Education with Daniel Mossberg and Azril Bacal

CEMUS Library and Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/65553292122 Meeting ID: 655 5329 2122

Welcome to the final Café com Paulo Freire fika, coffee-conversation for the spring on different pedagogical authorities in education, knowledge generation and roots of scientific expertise!

Read more: www.cemus.uu.se/april-19-cafe-pf-2023/


The Café com Paulo Freire series is built upon the anthology Transformative Research and Higher Education, edited by Azril Bacal, summarized here:

The aim in this book is to contribute to the contemporary efforts to replace the hegemonic neoliberal university with an alternative collaborative academic system. This alternative approach to university life and knowledge democracy is already under construction. The authors of this anthology join in this respect an emerging global network of concerned scholars, who are currently engaged in dialogue with civil society and social movements. In arguing for the transformation of research and education, this book provides concrete examples of creativity, innovativeness and knowledge democracy in this endeavour. This paradigmatic shift is called for against the backdrop of a generalized global crisis. The authors seek in this context to enhance the agenda, curricula and debate on how a transformed university might help in the construction of another possible post-pandemic world built on premises of justice and peace. This book shares pertinent insights from classical authors like Dorothy Lee, Paulo Freire and Orlando Fals-Borda, with up-to-date innovative practices in research and higher education.Transformative Research and Higher Education, edited by Roij, Azril Bacal, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2022

Read more about the book here: https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/transformative-research-and-higher-education/?k=9781801176958

Read the e-book at Uppsala University Library (for staff and students) here: https://go.exlibris.link/d6n9zy6H


Autumn 2022 Café com Paulo Freire

Join us for the Café com Paulo Freire fika-conversation series autumn 2022, in CEMUS Library and online!

The conversation is convened and facilitated by Azril Bacal and Daniel Mossberg. Coffee and tea served in CEMUS Library, welcome!

When: See dates and times below

Where: CEMUS Library, see map here: https://link.mazemap.com/gVZ978v2

Online/Zoom: See links below


September 1 kl. 16.15-18.00 CET

Café com Paulo Freire on Mental Health in a Crazy World

CEMUS Library and Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/69029151787

Fika/coffee-conversation on mental health, different challenges in life and ways dealing with an increasingly uncertain world. Feel free to share you own experiences, thoughts and relfections. The conversation is convened and facilitated by Azril Bacal and Daniel Mossberg with guests. Coffee and tea served in CEMUS Library, welcome!

Read more: http://www.cemus.uu.se/sep-1-cafe-freire-health-2022/

 

October 26 kl. 15.15-17.00 CET

Knowledge Democracy and Participatory Action Research in a Freirean Context with Erik Lindhult

CEMUS Library and Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/67908039287

Erik Lindhult is a senior lecturer in innovation management and entrepreneurship. His main area of interest is participatory, collaborative and democratic innovation and change management as well as entrepreneurship for a sustainable development of society. He is involved in research projects concerning societal entrepreneurship, as well as service innovation. Erik is also doing research in action research and interactive research, research in collaboration with practitioners, and is a board member in the national communities SIRA and SPARC. Erik holds a PhD in Industrial Management at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

 

November 9 kl. 12.15-13.00 CET

Student-Led Climate Education and Paulo Freire’s Learning Revolution with Daniel Mossberg and Azril Bacal

CEMUS Library and Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/67988939047 Remember to bring your own lunch Meeting ID: 679 8893 9047

Join us for a fika/coffee-conversation with Daniel Mossberg and Azril Bacal, titled “Student-Led Climate Education and Paulo Freire’s Learning Revolution” in CEMUS Library and online!

 

November 30 kl. 15.15-17.00 CET

Critical Pedagogy and Sustainability – Freire in 21st Century Classroom with Christina Marouli

CEMUS Library and Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/68061940052 Meeting ID: 680 6194 0052

Join us for a fika/coffee-conversation with Christina Marouli, Associate Professor, American College of Greece, titled “Critical Pedagogy and Sustainability – Freire in 21st Century Classroom” in CEMUS Library and online!

The conversation is convened and facilitated by Azril Bacal and Daniel Mossberg. Coffee and tea served in CEMUS Library, welcome!

Christina Marouli studied biochemistry (B.Sc. from Brandeis University), urban and environmental policy (M.A. from Tufts University) and sociology (M.A. and PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz) in the USA – with a specialization on the environment, health and social inequalities. Her present research interests include education for sustainability, sustainable, healthy, smart cities, environmental behaviors and social change. She is teaching the Environmental Studies Program of Deree – The American College of Greece (ACG) and she is the founder and ex-Director of the Center of Excellence for Sustainability at ACG. She is also a recipient of a Fulbright award in the context of which she did research on multicultural environmental education programmes in the USA in collaboration with a Turkish professor. She has extensive consulting experience on environmental and occupational health issues. She has also worked in NGOs on women’s and children’s issues as Director or expert and she was a co-founder of the Emergency Research Center. She recently co-edited a book on “Environmental Exposures and Human Health Challenges”.


The Café com Paulo Freire series the academic year 2022-2023 is built upon and highlights authors from anthology Transformative Research and Higher Education, edited by Azril Bacal, summarized here:

The aim in this book is to contribute to the contemporary efforts to replace the hegemonic neoliberal university with an alternative collaborative academic system. This alternative approach to university life and knowledge democracy is already under construction. The authors of this anthology join in this respect an emerging global network of concerned scholars, who are currently engaged in dialogue with civil society and social movements. In arguing for the transformation of research and education, this book provides concrete examples of creativity, innovativeness and knowledge democracy in this endeavour. This paradigmatic shift is called for against the backdrop of a generalized global crisis. The authors seek in this context to enhance the agenda, curricula and debate on how a transformed university might help in the construction of another possible post-pandemic world built on premises of justice and peace. This book shares pertinent insights from classical authors like Dorothy Lee, Paulo Freire and Orlando Fals-Borda, with up-to-date innovative practices in research and higher education.Transformative Research and Higher Education, edited by Roij, Azril Bacal, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2022

Read more about the book here: https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/transformative-research-and-higher-education/?k=9781801176958

Read the e-book at Uppsala University Library (for staff and students) here: https://go.exlibris.link/d6n9zy6H


Spring 2022 Café com Paulo Freire

Wednesday March 30 kl. 15.15-16.00 Café com Paulo Freire visits CEMUS course coordinator fika.

Wednesday April 6 kl. 16.00-17.30 International Café com Paulo Freire online (only) “Weaving together a World Tapestry of Joyous Transformation”.

Thursday April 21 kl. 15.15-16.00 Café com Paulo Freire visits Department of Education, Blåsenhus, fika.

Thursday May 19 kl. 15.15-17.00 Roundtable “How Universities are Changing the World” in connection with the recent publication of the book “Transformative Research and Higher Education” (more details coming).


Autumn 2021 series: Paulo Freire and Human Survival in the Twenty First Century

EVENTS AT CEMUS TO HONOR THE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF PAULO FREIRE’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Initiated and convened by CEMUS affiliate Azril Bacal


October 14 kl. 15.15-17.00 panel and conversation on “The contributions of Paulo Freire to Popular Communication, Education and Culture”, co-organized with Litteraturcentrum Uppsala and Studiefrämjandet

Guests
Beatriz Bissio, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and of the Post-Graduate Program in Comparative History, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Leonardo Boff, Liberation theologian, Right Livelihood Laurate

Sarah van Gelder, Author and activist, founder PeoplesHub, co-founder YesMagazine

Daniel Mossberg, Lead Outreach Coordinator and Educational Coordinator CEMUS

convened by Azril Bacal, CEMUS affiliate


October 7 kl. 15.15-17.00 panel on “Transformative Research and Higher Education”

The panel consists of some of the authors in the forthcoming anthology “Transformative Research and Education”, Emerald Publishers, UK.


September 30 kl. 15.15-17.00 “Reading Contemporary Latin America through Freirean Glasses – with a particular focus on Brazil”

Guests
Leonardo Boff, Liberation theologian

Alicia Cabezudo, Peace and human rights educator

André Dutra, Course coordinator, CEMUS

Fernanda Poletto, Child and popular educator, poet, “Cafe com Paulo Freire” NGO POA

Chico Whitaker, Activist, World Social Forum

convened by Azril Bacal, CEMUS affiliate


In a context of a severe world crisis situation signaled by climate emergency and the covid-19 pandemic, we at CEMUS in collaboration with various international Freirean networks wll recall and honor the critical and hopeful pedagogical legacy of Paulo Freire. We have organized in this respect a series of events beginning on Sunday September 19, 2021, by joining a vast celebration of his vital legacy and inspiration in all corners of the world.

This initial event entails a conversation about the relevance of freire’s legacy to confront the critical social and educational issues of our time. This conversation will be followed by other events throughout the following months, to progresively engage the academic world and popular education associations in dialogue about the transformative potential of research and education inspired by one of the most important educators of the past century. The lessons and inspiration from Freire are deemed to be today more relevant and crucial than ever before, against a background of fake news, propaganda, and erosion of liberal and social democracies.

Events autumn 2021
To participate online please register here: Registration – autumn 2021 – no registration needed to participate in person in CEMUS Library.

  1. Conversation on Paulo Freire, Sunday September 19 kl. 18.30-19.30, in CEMUS Library, Villavägen 16 and online. Convener: Azril Bacal (CEMUS affiliate) and Daniel Mossberg (lead outreach coordinator CEMUS).
  2. Follow-up seminar and panel (see guests at the top of page) “Reading Contemporary Latin America through Freirean Glasses – with a particular focus on Brazil” Thursday September 30 kl. 15.15-17.00 discussion and dialogue with the audience (both local and international). Don’t miss the video from the first conversation above.
  3. Panel on transformative research and higher education (see guests at the top of page). Date: Thursday October 7 kl. 15.15-17.00. Panelists to be announced.
  4. The contributions of Paulo Freire to Popular Communication, Education and Culture. Date: Thursday October 14 kl. 15.15-17.00.

Dear fika-enthusiasts and Paulo Freire friends, we want to welcome you all the next Café com Paulo Freire fika conversation in CEMUS Library and online November 25, December 2 and 9, kl. 16.00 CET!

The fika is hosted by Azril Bacal and Daniel Mossberg.

Join Zoom here: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/67073587466 Meeting ID: 670 7358 7466

We will provide coffee and tea, welcome!