Book release event for Breaking Free: A facilitator’s guide to participatory action research practice by Timothy Pyrch, a Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Calgary. He has been a practicing popular educator in the radical tradition in the adult education movement for 35 years. He is devoted to democratizing knowledge-making processes through participatory action research (PAR).
Pyrch is a historian by conviction and education. He focuses on historical precedents where peoples everywhere have endeavored to improve their lot through collective learning and direct social action. Historians are skilled story tellers as well as disciplined inquirers. Pyrch is particularly keen on encouraging everyone he connects with to share their stories in a safe and trusting place.
“Not only is Breaking Free is a practical guide to facilitating self-directing educational processes into participatory action research (PAR) enabling average people to contribute what they can as active participants in research projects (as it says on the book web site), but also full of examples that might be of interest to all popular educators. And it is a good read.” – Larry Olds
Tuesday, 2/5, 6pm-8pm