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What is GlobalLocalPopEd all about?
Corporate-driven globalization increasingly influences the problems we face in low-income communities and communities of color in the U.S. Faced with the complexity and abstract language of globalization, community-based organizations are using popular education to communicate the issues clearly and to build new grassroots leadership for global justice. This clearinghouse banks profiles of organizations doing effective popular education that links global and local issues, tools and games that dozens of organizations have used in their curriculum, and resources that will help you formulate your own popular education.
Miami Workers Center: Lifting Up Leadership.
"I think the perception of our Circle of Consciousness is that it's like coming to some kind of church. It's a space that's consistent. People come because they like being in an intellectual space, they like to be intellectually stimulated. I think part of it is that people feel like they were robbed when they were in school, and so they are determined to get their education back." -GIHAN PERERA
The Miami Workers Center (MWC) is a strategy and organizing center for low-income and low-wage workers that has been developing a broad-based social justice movement in the South Florida region for nearly five years.The organization uses a unique blend of popular and political education methodologies as a part of its leadership development efforts.These initiatives are central to the Miami Workers Center's organizing strategy, which emphasizes developing grassroots leadership from within the communities.As the Executive Director of the organization, Gihan Perera, notes, "Leadership development is not part of our organizing model, it is our organizing model."