Today we celebrate the life and work of Paulo Freire, who was born on September 19, 1921. Freire has had an enormous impact on education around the world, from his concept of freedom and praxis to this understanding of oppression and liberation. I’m sure many listeners have read his famous book “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.”

With me today is Alma Flor Ada who knew Freire and was deeply influenced by his work and friendship. Alma is Professor Emerita at the University of San Francisco and author of children’s books, poetry, and novels.

Citation: Flor Ada, Alma, interview with Will Brehm, FreshEd, 254, podcast audio, September 20, 2021.