Drick Boyd

Author, Popular Educator, Activist and Scholar
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Why The Devotion To Trump?

The Impeachment As I write these words the U.S. Senate is in its first day of deliberations over whether or not Donald Trump should be held accountable for the attempted insurrection on January 6,...

What is Your Race Story?

This week I share an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Disrupting Whiteness: Talking with White People About Racism. In this segment I am contending that before white people can talk with others...

What is Your Race Story?

This week, I offer an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Disrupting Whiteness: Talking With White People About Racism. Essentially, my contention is that before we can engage other people on their...

After the Failed Insurrection – Now What?

The Call In September 2020 I received a call from an old friend I had not talked to in years. Sam and I first met in 2009 when with ten others we took part in a civil disobedience action against...

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Paulo Freire: His Faith Spirituality and Theology

Co-author James Kirylo and I explore the Christian faith of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, best known for his critique of traditional “banking” education methods, and his development of critical pedagogy.  He is also considered one of the founders of popular education, linking learning with concrete action for social and political change.  However, little has been written about his personal faith.  We explore the spiritual and theological implications behind his thinking, political action, and fundamental concepts such as conscientization, humanization, conversion to the people, utopia and the primacy of love.  We also highlight Freire’s long time interaction with liberation theology and his difficult relationship with the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America.  The book also contains a moving foreword by Freire’s wife, Ana Maria “Nita” Freire. For seasoned readers of Freire, this book presents a unique perspective on his life and work.  For those unfamiliar with Freire, it is a good introduction to one of the seminal educational thinkers of our era. 

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