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new college cinema: The Adventures of a Radical Hillbilly; the Barefoot College
Date Wednesday December 12
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
New College Theater 777 Valencia Stret
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Authorjoe marraffino
Wednesday, 12/12 Adventures of a Radical Hillbilly In 1932, Myles Horton - at the age of 27 - founded Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee. He believed that if everyday people could come together to discuss problems and share their experiences they could solve their problems. He strongly believed in peer education, in people becoming their own experts, doing their own research, testing their ideas by taking action, analyzing their actions, and learning from their experiences. Horton began his educational work among his neighbors in Grundy County, Tennessee, with farmers, miners, woodcutters, and mill hands--those who are bypassed by ordinary educational institutions. Highlander was committed to education for social change and to workers' rights to organize. Later, Horton focused Highlander's resources and programs on school desegregation, voter education, citizenship schools, and the civil rights movement. When the Great Society's War on Poverty came to Appalachia, he had relocated Highlander there under a new name (Highlander Research and Education Center) and was already at work among the disenfranchised people in the poorest region of the country. 1982. 60 minutes. Video. The Barefoot College The Barefoot College of Rajasthsan, India, trains "barefoot" teachers, doctors, solar engineers, hand pump mechanics and others. The non-formal educational process benefits the poorest of the poor who have no alternatives. It's successes in revitalizing communities and teaching by demonstration have been carried to 13 other Indian states, and have raised questions in Western countries about our own educational process in our search for sustainability. The College, spread over a 60,000 square feet area consisting of residences, a library, dining room, meeting halls, marketing outlets, an open air theatre, solar fabrication workshop, water testing laboratory, an audio-visual unit, handicraft production center, a puppet workshop and theatre, a blacksmith's workshop and a 400,000 liter rain water harvesting tank, was entirely built and supervised by local people. New College Theater, 777 Valencia Street. 8:00 pm. A $3-5 donation is requested. for a complete list of New College events, see
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