2020 PTO Conference

Read more about the 2020 Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conference below!

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THE 25th 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.

WHEN: May 26th – May 31st, 2020

  • Pre-Conference Workshop May 26th – May 28th
  • Conference May 28th – May 31st

WHERE: Loyola University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, 60660 USA

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.