Agenda & Program

Check out the FULL Schedule for the 2017 Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conference on SCHED and download our Conference Guide.

Conference Schedule At a Glance

Tuesday, May 30 – Thursday, June 1, 2017
Pre-Conference Workshop
Forum Theatre: Examining Oppressive Systems, Exploring Concrete Options
10:00am – 6:00pm Facilitated by: Julian Boal

Thursday Evening, June 1, 2017
7:00pm ~ 8:30pm 2017 PTO Opening Forum Session by Pre-Conference Attendees

Friday, June 2, 2017
8:00am – 8:45am Welcoming Ceremony
9:00am – 10:30am Concurrent Session 1
10:45am – 11:45am Plenary: Building a Revolutionary Movement
11:45am – 1:15pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm Concurrent Session 2
3:15pm – 4:45pm Concurrent Session 3
5:00pm – 7:00pm Plenary: Cultural Organizing

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00am – 10:30am Concurrent Session 4
10:45am – 12:15pm Plenary: The Struggle for Education in Detroit
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch (Members’ Meeting!)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Concurrent Session 5
3:15pm – 4:45pm Concurrent Session 6
5:00pm – 6:30pm Concurrent Session 7

Sunday, June 4, 2017
9:00am – 10:30am Concurrent Session 8
10:45am – 12:00pm Closing Ceremony

Plenary Session Information

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Plenary: Building a Revolutionary Movement
Panelists: Julian Boal, David Cobb, Gloria House
Moderators: Kelly Howe & Tatiana Grasso

Plenary: Cultural Organizing Panel
Panelists: Will Copeland, Reg Flowers, Gwiseok Hong, Jamon Jordan, Malik Yakini
Moderator: Jamilah Bradshaw & S. Leigh Thompson

Plenary: The Struggle for Education in Detroit
Panelists: Tawana Petty (Detroit Community Technology Project), Shea Howell (Detroit Independent Freedom School), Kim Sherobbi (Boggs School and Noble School), Nate Mullen (Detroit Future Schools)
Moderator: Simona Simkins & Rebecca Struch