The Meeting The thought of Amílcar Cabral and Education will take place on May 25, starting at 2:30 PM, at the Agostinho da Silva Auditorium (Lusófona University, Lisbon).
For Amílcar Cabral, education was the “first weapon” for freedom and for the development of the potential and capacities of children, young people and adults, in order to achieve dignified, fair and emancipating life projects. In the same way, education constituted an inescapable factor for the process of development and social transformation of the material conditions of life of African societies, as a result of its impact on the economic, political, historical, cultural, ethno-linguistic and identity dimensions.
In order to understand the thought of Amílcar Cabral and its influence(s) on the field of education, in general, and on educational policies, in particular, it is necessary to know the “life and work”, the “revolutionary socio-cultural and economic-political context” in which he lived and what “reflections and future prospects” Amílcar Cabral envisaged for African societies and for all the Peoples who wanted to commit themselves to “freedom of thought” and “freedom of action”.
It is in this context that the Research and Learning Community (ReLeCo) African Studies: Education and Society (ReLeCo NEA-ES), in collaboration with ReLeCo CEM – Culture(s), Education and Memory(ies), ReLeCo Sociomuseology, UNESCO Chair in Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity and the Observatory for Education and Training Policies (OP. Edu), organize this meeting, which aims to provide a moment of dialogue, reflection, analysis and appropriation of the life and work of Amílcar Cabral.
The event, which will be held on the date that marks Africa World Day, established by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in 1972, is aimed at researchers and academics, professors, doctoral, master and undergraduate students, civil society institutions and social movements, with an interest in studies on education in Africa, and all those who want to know “who was”, “who is” and “who is becoming”, in the epistemological and scientific educational field, Amílcar Cabral and his thought.
14:30 | Reception of the guests and participants
15:00 | Opening session
16H45 | Closing Remarks
Free entry, subject to seat availability.