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2016 Conference

April 7-8, 2016 | Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

In 2016, the Hispanic-Latino/a Center at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary created a cathedra using the Spanish-Portuguese word, Cátedra, naming it Cátedra Paulo Freire in recognition of the invaluable contribution that Freire has imparted not only to the field of education, but to the theological field as well. The act of inauguration culminated an event that began the evening of April 7th with Freire's keynote address titled, "Critical Pedagogy as an Act of Faith, Love and Courage" and ended on the afternoon of April 8th with her send off address titled, "The Legacy of Freire: Dreams and Challenges."

Who is Paulo Freire?

Paulo Freire

Paulo Reglus Neves Freire was born in Recife- Brazil, on September 19, 1921. He died on May 2, 1997 in São Paulo leaving an academic legacy as a public and social intellectual who cared deeply “for the oppressed” and “the wretched of the earth.”

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What is a Cathedra (Cátedra)?

The Latin word cathedra (which originates from the Greek word for “seat”) refers to a particular discipline that an outstanding professor teaches within an educational institution.

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