ALP started as an Adult Education and Community Development Project in September 1979. A local group of women, with the help of the Community Education workers, had applied for the funding following a successful pilot in the community.
Four workers were initially funded by a central government grant and after 5 years 3 workers carried on, funded by the then Lothian Regional Council. From the start the ALP project adopted and adapted the problem posing educational methods proposed by Brazilian educator Dr. Paulo Freire. Within a couple of years this approach drew in more and more learner/activists and the ALP Association was born, led by the participants. It was the establishment of the ALP association that allowed the project to expand and incorporate more classes, projects and cultural and political action.
What the Association propose is that we invite all of those who have been on this remarkable journey over these many years to come together and celebrate the force for learning, liberation, autonomy and change, ALP has been in Gorgie/Dalry, Edinburgh Scotland and Internationally.
40 YEARS OF RADICAL LEARNING AND COMMUNITY ACTION
21ST SEPTEMBER 2019
Free Tickets through ‘Eventbright’ (details TBC)
Already we know that some of our friends from the Breton exchanges, and the Robert Fish Band, will be joining us and we do hope you will as well.
What we propose, and for which we seek your help and participation, is
- Contact past participants, tutors, workers, collaborating organisations, politicians and supporters to make sure everyone involved knows they are welcome. We need you to reply promptly to this notice with a list of folks emails or address who you would like to invite. Anyone you can think of from your involvement. We will build a list and get in touch.
- The first part of the evening is billed as a sharing of memories, so we need to bring stories of your experience (great if you could write them down and leave with us to collate). Bring artifacts, posters, programmes momentoes, and photos and video on memory sticks for us to keep and show. (we will bring some stuff out of the Archives)
- Consider making a contribution to the ceilidh and entertainments which celebrate your experience. Let us know in advance.
- Associated organisations which grew out of ALP could discuss this event and gather their own lists of folk to invite and consider making a contribution. Scots Music Group, Youth Gaitherin, Writers, Women’s groups, DRB, glory and dismay, photography, gaelic, history , democracy, Sangstream. Fiddle festival etc.etc. Please get in touch.
Let’s have a great night together in “Authentic Comradeship”