Popular Education 2.0: workshop at UC Santa Cruz.
Luisa Lee, center.

                 UC Santa Cruz Engaging Education (E2) graduation 2013.
Risa Siagatonu  at right.
Pulling up the rear for some some fierce, loving, powerful new leaders

       News and Projects:

Education Dedicated to Justice and Equity: A Two Semester Seminar on Education as a Practice of Social Change  Dominican University at San Rafael
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An Introductory Workshop on The Social Biography and Paulo Freire for Engaging Education/University of California at Santa Cruz

From Trauma to Transformation:  exploring an intersection between empowerment-based trauma therapies and grassroots critical education  Associate to Margaret Schilling LPC, Portland, Oregon

My work in education has focused on introducing young working class and people of color to the social movement, the development of conscious and competent community leaders, and advancing the theory and practice of grassroots critical education. I was inspired and mentored by Paulo Freire and developed my "chops" alongside longtime US popular educators such as Raul Anorve (IDEPSCA, Los Angeles), and Klaudia Rivera (El Barrio Popular Education/Long Island University, NYC).

I'm honored to be an advisor, mentor, trainer, and ally to The Center for Young Women's Development (San Francisco), DEBUG (San Jose), Youth United for Community Action (East Palo Alto), Engaging Education (UC Santa Cruz), Represent 2 Witness-Critical Faith (Bay Area), IDEPSCA (Los Angeles) and Critical Education for an Engaged Community in Honolulu. All of these folks are co-creators of liberation- centered education.
Click on this title for an overview of a methodology : Education as a Practice of Social Change.

Need a workshop, presentation, mentoring, or organizational support? I'm anxious to work with you! My fees are on a sliding scale- including special consideration for student and community organizations. Contact me!

Critical Faith" ("grassroots critical education on a spiritual tip") participant-made production by Lauren Quock and Zumi Mizokami 19m in 7 short segments. (Return to this page after each segment to watch in sequence on YouTube.)