Freire became familiar with poverty and hunger during the Great Depression of the 1930s. When the PT prevailed in the municipal elections in 1988 Freire was appointed Secretary of Education for São Paulo. The Conference networks a wide variety of people with interests in Freire and Augusto Boal—liberatory education and theatre community organizing community-based analysis TIE race/gender/class/sexual orientation/geography analysis performance/performance art comparative education models etc.
D (pron. He is best known for his influential work Pedagogy of the Oppressed which is considered one of the foundation texts of the critical pedagogy movement.