UNESCO in Colombia:
Pre-Texts Is the Prize!

December 05, 2017

Pre-Texts is the prize! UNESCO and The Embassy of Canada awarded Colombia this November for its commitment to peacemaking. Acknowledging the importance of a good education, they are giving Pre-Texts workshops as the prize in early 2018 to two schools that received special recognition.

In addition to this, on November 3 and 4, 2017, Doris Sommer gave the keynote address at the El Foro Educativo Nacional, Educación para la Paz (National Education Forum, Education for Peace) in Bogotá, hosted by the Ministry of Education. In her keynote lecture, “Educar es sembrar la Paz” (To Educate Is to Sow Peace), Doris discussed the importance of literacy, art, and innovation in citizen formation. Over 1,000 teachers from across Colombia attended the forum, and 100 attendees participated in four Pre-Texts mini-workshops during which they read excerpts from Prometeo Encadenado (Prometheus Unbound).


Read more here, specifically page 14

Read more about her lecture in Spanish here

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