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THE 22nd ANNUAL
PEDAGOGY & THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED CONFERENCE

Each year, PTO supports a local organizing team to host an annual gathering of hundreds of educators, activists, change makers, actors and non-actors from all over the world. We come together to connect with each other, create solutions and art, and challenge each other to empower our communities and problem-solve in innovative ways.

Save the Date for #PTOC2017 in Detroit 6/1-6/4

WHEN: June 1st – June 4th, 2017

  • Welcome Event on June 1st; Workshops June 2nd-4th
  • Pre-Conference, registration, and workshop submission info to come!

WHERE: Detroit, MI, USA, a city with a rich history of activism and organizing

HOST: Info coming soon!

WHAT: A chance to LEARN, SHARE, QUESTION, and CONNECT through interactive techniques developed by Paulo Freire, Augusto Boal, and other people working to fight oppression and create justice. Learn more about Freire and Boal and their work at ptoweb.org.

Conference participants create machines of sound and movements to reflect on their conference experience.

Conference participants create machines of sound and movements to reflect on their conference experience.

WHO: YOU. Students, teachers, scholars, artists, activists, organizers. People of all ages, places, identities, experiences. If you want to build dialogue and make a more just world, you are invited, you are welcomed, and you are NEEDED.

WHY: From Ferguson to Gaza to Monrovia to Rio de Janeiro to anywhere else, oppressions call for us to turn moments into movements. In your schools, your homes, your workplaces, your communities, your nations, our world, there is too much to be done to act alone.

Stay tuned for more details and frequent updates!

In the mean time, become a member for discounted registration at the Conference and Regional Gatherings and to support PTO!