The Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Sunday, June 1, 2008
“I WANT TO DO THIS ALL DAY”
Audio Documentary on Radical Education to Debut in Bloomington with Performance
In March and April of 2006, Amina Althea and Amber Woods visited 23 radical learning spaces, including free schools, charter and private schools, community centers, and after school programs. During that time, their travels brought them to Bloomington’s own Harmony Educational Center.Â At Harmony, and the other learning spaces, they interviewed students, parents, teachers, and administrators about creating and sustaining these non-compulsory, non-coercive environments for learning and projects.
Based on these interviews and extensive research, Althea and Woods produced an audio documentary, entitled â€œI Want To Do This All Day.” It illuminates a grassroots movement of people and communities taking power over their own education and creating learning environments based on freedom, cooperation and social change.
In May and June of 2008, the pair will launch the documentary with a national tour of 17 cities. At each stop four dancers and two visual artists will offer a performance piece, that weaves excerpts from the documentary with dance, song, and projections to bring to life the stories of young people making their own paths in learning and life.
Accompanying the Bloomington stop of the documentary tour will be a workshop and performance entitled “Is this your social movement? The magic of popular education.”Â This performance will be an introduction to the idea of popular education presented through a magic show.
Finally, there will be an open discussion about the ideas presented in the performances and their relevence to learning communities in Bloomington as well as ideas and practices that can help to rethink and redefine education here in Monroe County.
For more information about the â€œI Want to Do This All Dayâ€ documentary, performance, and tour, please visit its website at http://www.dothisallday.org.