Nov. 6, 2012

Progressive Magazine In These Times Quotes GCI Director

A recent article in In These Times quotes Teresa Cordova, director of the Great Cities
Institute in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, on the influence of the
Chicano movement on her education. Cordova was at a reading of banned books
written from a Chicago perspective at a gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood. (Full article.)

"I had the opportunity to go to the university because of the Chicano movement ...
so I always felt like my education was not my own but belonged to the community,"
she told the Times.

"One of the reasons they're afraid of the Pedagogy of the Oppressed is the idea of
using education as a way for people to understand the context under which they live
and the possibility for transforming it. That we are not just victims but agents of

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