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Reading for the Restless Session Three: Strange, odd and other

2nd Nov 2024

The third of our reading forum sessions explores how bigger systems in society affect our practice.

Event Dates

We’ll read from Letters of Hope by Pat Deegan and Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Friere.

Reading for the Restless is a four-part reading forum and learning community for artists, cultural practitioners, facilitators, as well as youth and education workers. The project is for people across the North West who are passionate about social justice, human rights, self expression, learning and unlearning, with a focus on developing practice. One of the focuses of the programme looks at theory - expressly queer theory - and thinks about how we might put some of these ways of thinking into practice and activate change within the communities we work within.

We’ll meet online (Zoom), with breaks and different ways of being together.

In this session we’ll read from Letters of Hope by Pat Deegan and Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Friere, and discuss how bigger systems in society affect our practice.

We’ll let you know our rough plan for the session along with the reading materials a month before the session and you can let us know if you have any access requirements. We will host an introduction session on the 15th April, if you would like to find out more or contribute to the reading list.

Safer spaces

A Zoom link will be provided to all registered attendees ahead of this event.

We invite you to read our Safer Spaces policy before attending.

Further sessions

This session is the third of four. Future sessions will look at:

  • Failure and dealing with rupture: How can Queerness teach us to get it wrong and do it anyway?

Grace Collins