what LS is

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some of our conspiring starseeds (photography by Sania Elahi)

This is a space of truth telling. Where you’re welcome to be brilliant. To commune with unapologetic nerds. To embody wisdom. To play with genius.

Liberation Spring is a freedom school
Freedom schools are often associated with the Freedom Summer educational programs that thrived during the U.S. civil rights movement as intellectual hubs for political education to equip organizers to effectively serve their communities thru crafting activist strategies.

Liberation Spring infuses this legacy with the best of the 1960s/1970s U. S. feminist movement’s consciousness-raising tradition, the practicality of skill-sharing common within DIY free schools, the intellectual rigor of underground graduate schools, the curiosity of radical study groups, and the camaraderie of book clubs.

Overall, freedom schools are sites to gather together to engage in critical inquiry in a way that’s more accessible than academia and that focuses on liberation as a core goal.

LS offers community education

Communities have always educated themselves to serve their unique place-based needs and specific curiosities. The academic industrial complex was never intended to do this, let alone provide a space to examine our deepest questions! Sharing wisdom collectively in a supportive educational environment can be amazing! You’re invited to come experience this public intellectualism for yourself.

Email Anjali at liberationspring@gmail.com to learn more!


 

What I appreciate about Liberation Spring most is the fact that it has re-framed what an educational setting, teacher, and learning looks like for me.  There is something magical about learning in a family friendly environment, over a delicious meal, in a home lovingly selected for our classes.  If you have never tried it, I invite you to take a class with us.

What I appreciate most about working with Anjali is how educated, non-judgmental, and experienced she is.  Anjali does not act as if she is better than or knows more than you.  Anjali just simply offers you another lens to see the world or your situation from.  Every time I communicate with Anjali she challenges me to dream bigger, expand past the limits of my own lived experiences and she gives me new authors to research.  Anjali is a phenomenal teacher and personal mentor.  I am honored to be one of her students. –Ashley Barnes

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