Over Halloween weekend, KAMP’s Executive Director Ate Amanda along with Kuya Sev and Ate Romyn attended the Filipino American Educators Association Conference (FAEAC) in Sacramento.
The theme of this year’s conference was “Learning Our Past, Teaching Our Future,” and it focused on the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike as well as current efforts to institute a state-wide Ethnic Studies curriculum in K-12 public education.
Ate Amanda opened the conference on Saturday morning by sharing about KAMP’s pedagogy. Primarily touching on Paulo Freire’s theories of dialogue and problem-posing education, the session explored the challenges of creating spaces for productive exchange between students and teachers, empowering students in their own learning, and bringing ethnic studies analyses of race, class, gender and other issues of social difference into secondary education. The talk was very well-received and KAMP is excited to have been part of this year’s FAEAC.