Tuesday, 26th – Thursday, 28th June 2018
Goedgedacht Farm, Outside Cape Town, South Africa
The Eighth International Conference of the Popular Education Network (PEN) will take place at ‘Goedgedacht Farm’ (http://goedgedachtevents.org.za/accommodation/) near Cape Town, South Africa, on 26 - 28 June, 2018.This is the first time the PEN conference will be held in Africa and encourages university-based teachers, researchers and activists, particularly from Africa, and others in the global South who share a common interest in popular education to participate.
PEN is an international network of university teachers and researchers and community-based activists who share a radical understanding of their work as educators and activists. One of the main purposes of PEN is to defend the radical margins of university adult and community education. Bi-annual conferences serve to sustain a sense of solidarity and common purpose. They also remind us that marginalized communities and academics should be equal partners in knowledge production inside and outside the university. PEN conferences are relatively small gatherings which bring together like-minded activist-academics for intense explorations of popular education praxis in critical support of socio-economic and environmental justice.