Popular Education

"No one educates anyone, and nobody is self educated; all of us learn from each other, mediated by the world we live in."

Paulo Freire

Rest in Peace Betsy Mazursky

The Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA) is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Elizabeth “Betsy” Mazursky. Our staff and worker members express our sincerest condolences to Betsy’s family and loved ones. Betsy was more than a donor to IDEPSCA. Our worker members from our Hollywood Day Labor Center knew her as a part of their community, not just someone who would volunteer her time teaching ESL classes. Betsy and her late husband Paul exemplified what is is to walk the walk with their generous support of money, but more importantly, time, to causes and struggles they felt strongly about. What Betsy felt strongly about was justice. Just two years ago IDEPSCA named our conference room in honor of Betsy and Paul so that all who walk through our doors are aware of their commitment to making Los Angeles a city for all. Rest in Power Betsy.

The Staff and Worker Members of IDEPSCA