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Using Popular Education in Anti-Poverty and Environmental Justice Organizing: Bridging Constituencies, Building Movements, and Crossing Disciplines

  • Start date: 12 August 2010
  • End date: 31 July 2011

The project aims to insights into communities' complex responses to the varying imperatives of poverty alleviation and environmental justice, within the context of their equally complex relationship with a "de-industrializing" yet carbon-based economy.

The project will use popular education techniques such as social theatre to generate a series of interactive dialogues on the connected themes of poverty, inequality, environmental pollution, and climate change. 

The participants will include:

  • advocates of anti-poverty and environmental organizations;
  • academics engaged in research on social, economic and environmental issues;
  • members of economically marginalised communities across Scotland that are experiencing the social and environmental impacts associated with polluting industries.

The project will:

  • generate synergies between anti-poverty and environmental movements' interests and concerns;
  • allow already active members in both the anti-poverty and environmental movements to engage in dialogue and co-learning with members of low income communities; 
  • bring together the knowledge and expertise of practising academics from various disciplines, to practice popular education facilitation, event strategising and execution, the preparation of post-event follow-up materials, and participation as co-learning peers alongside non-academic social movement and community organisation stakeholders and a broader public drawn from various communities across Scotland.