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Making the Case for Political Education
The World Transformed

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Winning elections is not enough to guarantee transformative change. We need to unleash the political imagination of the grassroots and inspire people to think and learn with each other. To do this we need a popular education movement. To kick off our focus on political education at TWT 2018, we’ll be hearing from a range of educators, activists and politicians on what we mean by popular political education. Why is it important now? And who’s educating who anyway?

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Full session recording by The World Transformed. (2018-10-12)


John McDonnell MP
Politician // Labour Party

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington

Lindsey McDowell

Lindsey is Head of Eduction at the Fire Brigades Union. Her emphasis is on democratic and facilitated learning, and the transformative power of trade union education. She is a contributor to the book, Trade Union Education: Transforming the World

Gary Anderson

Co-founder of the Free University of Liverpool, the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home, as well as Artists4Corbyn. Gary teaches drama at Liverpool Hope University and chairs the UCU branch. He maintains that political education is as revolutionary as falling in love - it changes everything.

Dalia Gebrial

Decolonisation activist, PhD candidate at LSE and co-editor of ‘Decolonising the University’

Holly Rigby

Teacher and Momentum activist