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


Mobile Voices - Voces Moviles VozMob is a platform for immigrant and non-immigrant low wage workers in Los Angeles to create stories about their lives and communities directly from cell phones, thus gaining greater participation in the digital public sphere, especially for those with limited access to computers. In other words, VozMob amplifies the voices of the excluded by appropriating mobile phones for popular communication. In VozMob we read reality to write our own history, and strive to make visible the true stories of those who have been excluded, marginalized, and made invisible by the traditional mass media. VozMob appropriates technology to create power in our communities and achieve greater participation in the digital public sphere. The project was born out of a collaboration between IDEPSCA and the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California (ASC&J. To find more about vozmob please visit our website www.vozmob.net -- you can find stories written by people who are being subjects of their own reality.