An admitted Friere fan, I totally agree with statements like “The revolution is made neither by the leaders for the people, nor by the people for the leaders, but by both acting together in unshakable solidarity. ” and “Action and reflection occur simultaneously. ” In fact, I try to embody them in a lot of my work.
But Friere often stops short of more concrete advice on how to execute the revolution he suggests. When beginning an oppression challenging project, how does it work for leaders and followers to act in solidarity together? How does it work for action and reflect to occur simultaneously? Thoughts on how we might translate Friere’s principles into methods and tools?