what inspires LS

If the Free Universities can be maintained outside the institutionalized ‘marketplace of ideas,’ they will soon be able to produce more thoughtful and creative people than are produced in traditional educational programs.

-Vine Deloria Jr. We Talk, You Listen

LS is inspired by some of the following approaches to teaching and learning:

Lecture

It’s Our Destiny to Set the Waters Free: Indigenous Education and the Unmaking of Settler Colonial Relations 

Film

Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden 

Essay/Article

Land as Pedagogy Nishnaabeg intelligence and rebellious transformation Dr Leanne Simpson

A Thousand Rivers: What the Modern World Has Forgotten about Children and Learning 

Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education, Society special issue on Indigenous Land-Based Education

Schools

Bija Vidyapeeth (Earth University)

Ho’oulu ‘Āina

Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning

Tobago Centre for the Study & Practice of Indigenous Spirituality

artwork by Just Seeds


This class and the instructor Anjali Nath were so transformative for my growth. At the time of this course I was processing deep sexual trauma that I had just acknowledged that I was holding, and this space not only opened my mind tremendously through a thorough and scholarly framework, but also helped to call into … Continue reading Fatima Nasiyr

Fatima Nasiyr

Liberation Spring is a vital wellspring that has quenched a thirst I didn’t even know I had. Like a moving body of water, ever-flowing, dynamic and powerful, participating in this community has consistently generated insight, resonance and inspiration in my experience. It has washed through my life and re-shaped the way I relate to learning. I had no … Continue reading Kelsey Gustafson

Kelsey Gustafson

Prepare to stretch. Prepare to be amazed. Give your humanity the reboot you didn’t know it was craving.  Liberation Spring is a game changing adventure for the intellect, heart, and spirit. LS offers practical community-based solutions for both living in and re-imagining the modern age of late-stage capitalism in which we find ourselves embedded. Unfurling … Continue reading Kelly J. Kelly

Kelly J. Kelly

Anjali Nath MA² is a brilliant, deeply compassionate decolonial revolutionary feminist philosopher and teacher. Her Liberation Spring adult freedom school is a superb opportunity to connect or reconnect mind, body and spirit in service of our collective liberation. As a former participant in the critical race theory workshops, I found resonances in our weekly sessions … Continue reading John Hayakawa Torok, JD, PhD.

John Hayakawa Torok, JD, PhD.

Anjali invited me to sit in on a Liberation Spring “class”.  Expecting a lecture, I was surprised and a bit uncomfortable with the format. I truly appreciated all the thoughts, questions, feelings, and knowledge flowing around me from Anjali and the other participants.  I was challenged by the invitations to share my own. This fall … Continue reading Antonia Davis

Antonia Davis