Starting out

“…the point of departure must always be with men and women in the “here and now”, which constitutes the situation within which they are submerged, from which they emerge and in which they intervene. Only by starting from this situation – which determines their perception of it – can they begin to move. To do this authentically they must perceive their state not as fated and unalterable, but merely as limiting – and therefore challenging.” – Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

“This brings us back once again to the importance of building communities of individuals who share a collective vision and recognize the importance of critical relationships of solidarity. They are comrades, compañeros and compañeras who share a revolutionary love for one another as brothers and sisters in struggle. ” –  Antonia Darder, Reinventing Paulo Freire