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Event Archive - Why Doesn't School Work? A Deschooling Discussion with Mighty MATT HERN: Matt Hern

Sun. February 6th 2011 Camas Book and Infoshop (All Ages)
11am - 2pm
"There are alternatives to school as we know it and that local communities are in the best position to decide what kind of upbringing their children need."

...Bring your questions and ideas to this open and interactive discussion with Mighty Matt Hern, author of:

Field Day: Getting Society Out of School (New Star, 2003), Watch Yourself: Why Safer Isn’t Always Better (New Star, 2007), and Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future (AK Press, 2009). He has also edited two other books: Deschooling Our Lives (New Star, 1996) and Everywhere All the Time (AK Press, 2008). His newest book, Common Ground in a Liquid City

Matt Hern (1968) is an activist, organizer, writer and academic who lives and works in East Vancouver with his partner and daughters.
He directs the Purple Thistle Centre and founded Car Free Vancouver Day. His writing has been published on all six continents,
translated into many languages and he continues to lecture widely. He holds a PhD in Urban Studies and teaches at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.

He writes for a wide variety of journals and magazines and is frequently interviewed in major media. Hern lectures worldwide speaking about deschooling, alternative education, sustainable urbanism, safety/security/risk and participatory democracy

This is a fundraiser event for Camas Books. Camas is an anti-colonial volunteer run book store and community space in Victoria BC on the Unceeded territories of the Lekwungen nation.
This event is put on by the Victoria Anarchist reading Circle


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