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FEAA to present the story of new US Folk Schools to a national audience.

Two US Folk Schools and the FEAA will present at the annual conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. 

Dawn Murphy, Vicky Eiben, and Stacey Waterman-Hoey

US Folk Schools, now in nearly every state, contribute to the landscape of non-formal adult education. These schools vary in mission and approach although, two things are clear. New schools are appearing with increasing regularity and whether focused on traditional arts, popular education, or civic education, they enrich and transform communities.

In the style of narrative presentation, we'll bring together folk school founders, members of the Folk Education Association of America (FEAA), and community adult educators to discuss the central theme of rural community transformation through the growth and expansion of Folk Education in the US. The conditions that encourage folk school emergence, folk schools as localities for diverse community interaction, and outcomes of individual and collective agency will be addressed.

We need your help!  We are attempting to raise $2,000 to supplement the investments already being made by the presenters. Please help us bring the story of US Folk Schools to a national audience by clicking on the button below.
Click here to contribute to the conference travel fund @ GoFundMe
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Information about the presenters
Dawn Jackman Murphy is a fellow with Fielding Graduate University's Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education.  She has been a board member of the Folk Education Association of America for the last year and has been a teacher and program manager in Adult Education programs for over twenty years.
 
Vicky Eiben is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She has been involved with folk schools for over 10 years as a founding board member of Driftless Folk School and as a board member of the Folk Education Association of America.
 
Stacey Waterman-Hoey is the founder and executive director of the Arbutus Folk School in Olympia, WA. Prior to Arbutus, Stacey worked as an energy and climate policy analyst and researcher for 18 years for the State of Washington and Washington State University.  The Arbutus Folk School was founded in 2013 and has programs in artisan woodworking, ceramics, fiber arts, blacksmithing, music and stone carving.
 
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