This Saturday at 4pm, the Latin American Philosophy of Education Society will officially announce its existence. We're very excited! The inauguration will be a special event for the IX Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) conference at Teachers College, Columbia University. It will take place in Milbank Chapel, following a panel with Linda Martin Alcoff, Walter Kohan, Eduardo Duarte, and Tyson Lewis.
The inauguration will have a few elements. First, founding members Jason Wozniak and Ana Cecilia Galindo Diego will announce the mission and history of the group, as well as what it plans to offer. They will also announce the Society's relationship with the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University.
Finally, founding member David Backer will facilitate a fishbowl discussion with seven participants, the first of LAPES's "reading laboratories." This discussion will be about a short excerpt from Maximiliano Lopez's 2008 book Filosofía con niños y jóvenes, translated from the Spanish by David Backer and Jason Wozniak. This will be the first time Lopez's book will appear in English translation, and we hope to get some thinking going about the concepts he's concerned with there.