Listen in to a discussion featuring representatives of local educational initiatives committed to cultural learning for adults in Chicago. These organizations and projects operate outside of traditional paradigms such as ESL/GED and professional skill development and by bringing them together, organizers hope to highlight a range of important work happening in the city and encourage new participation in those efforts where it is appropriate. Ideally, by showcasing innovative cultural education for adults, those involved hope to gain a better sense what possibilities are currently available to adults seeking stimulation outside of traditional educational settings and better understand what this means for all of our efforts and our city.
Presenting organizations include: Mess Hall, Platypus, Free Geek, Chicagoland/Calumet Underground Railroad Efforts, Bronzeville Historical Society, Chicago Women's Health Center, The Odyssey Project, and more.
This event is part of the Stockyard Institute's Pedagogical Factory exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center, AREA Chicago's lecture series for the upcoming “How We Learn” issue of their magazine, and Neighborhood Writing Alliance's programs for the education issue of Journal of Ordinary Thought. This public forum was made possible in part by the Illinois Humanities Council.
Recorded Saturday, July 28, 2007 at Hyde Park Art Center.