Sept 9, 7:30 PM EDT - Group Book Discussion With Persons Of CARIBBEAN Descent

Weekly reading, insights and group discussion with people of CARIBBEAN descent.


$19.99 – $24.99 per person




Six weeks: every Thursday, from Sept 9 - Oct 14

About this experience

People of CARIBBEAN descent (18 - 65+) are invited to participate in this six-week (Sept 9 - Oct 14, Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT) online, group book discussion; to explore, connect and grow.

Participants must obtain the book and/or audio in advance: "Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling" by John Taylor Gatto (2002) 

Thirty years in New York City's public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine. This book is collection of essays and speeches and contains a description of the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto's "guerrilla teaching". About the author: John Gatto was a teacher in New York City's public schools for over 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. 



$19.99 per AFFILIATE PARTICIPANT (i.e. current MEMBER of Caribbean Women's Society, or Caribbean-Canadian Parents United, or Caribbean-Canadian Chamber of Commerce & Community


7:20 - 7:30 PM All participants join the waiting room and turn on their webcams

7:30 - 7:40 PM Introduction

7:40 - 8:25 PM Facilitator-led group discussion

8:25 - 8:30 PM Wrap-up

Group Discussion Schedule

Sept 9: Chapter 1 - 'The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher'

Sept 16: Chapter 2 - 'The Psychopathic School'

Sept 23: Chapter 3 - 'The Green Monongahela'

Sept 30: Chapter 4 - 'We Need Less School, Not More'

Oct 7: Chapter 5 - 'The Congregational Principle'

Oct 14: Extra Bonus Chapter: 'Against School'

**WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT DUE THURSDAYS AT 6 PM EDT: Participants are required to submit weekly chapter insights**


-Participants are required to register with their full name and email address which will be verified at login;

-Meeting link will be sent in a separate email after registration is processed

-Participants are required to login 5 to 10 minutes early – late logins may not be permitted;

-Participants are required to engage in the practice and must be visible for the entire duration;

-This event may be livestreamed, recorded and published on our platforms

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