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Virginia Vitzthum has written for the Village Voice, Ms., the Washington City Paper, Elle, Time Out New York and was a columnist for salon.com and for washingtonpost.com. She's also written two books, including I Love You, Let's Meet, a screenplay, and a play and edited many publications. She was recently dramaturg/actor/songwriter for Pedagogy of the Oppressed: The Musical! — an original production by Falconworks theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn: http://www.redhooktheater.org/. She currently edits Represent, a national magazine written by and for youth in foster care: http://www.representmag.org/.


Contributed Modules

Theory: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Contributed by and
May 24, 2012

An approach to education that aims to transform oppressive structures by engaging people who have been marginalized and dehumanized and drawing on what they already know.