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

Liberation Spring LLC is inspired by some of the these approaches to teaching & 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 has been an incredible source of learning and a place to come together for our collective unlearning. The process of discovering the roots which are the foundation for creating a more just and loving relationship with life itself are just the beginning of the gifts of this education. I’m immensely grateful for Anjali … Continue reading Michelle Dench

Michelle Dench

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

Liberation Spring empowers and motivates me through my process of unlearning and learning. I am consistently inspired by the work of my peers and mentor, who move with humility and grounded intentionality. I appreciate the value of intellectual knowledge as well as the somatic, the spiritual, the emotional knowledge that comes from our lived experiences, … Continue reading Nicole Gervacio

Nicole Gervacio

My favorite part of LS has been the holistic weavings of wisdom, intellectual pursuit, creative inquiry, community building, and medicine.  In a world where the fragmentation of self and commodification of knowledge is cultivated and rampant, LS feels like a nest of abundance where I can welcome home all aspects of myself in pursuit of … Continue reading Eri Guajardo Johnson

Eri Guajardo Johnson