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.

-Dr. 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


My favorite part of LS has been the growing sense of empowerment and awakening I feel as a result of working through resources in a non-hierarchical community of fellow thirsty travelers who share a longing for imagining and creating realities that are juicy. No matter how “crazy” I have felt for most of my life, … Continue reading Grace D.

Grace D. feminist activist class

This class held space for me where I would not have thought to do so, for myself. After reflecting on the lessons, I’ve learned more than I thought I did. New relationships, sisterhood, and people who come to me to hold space have helped me realize that. I am more clear about my boundaries and … Continue reading Anonymous

Anonymous feminist activist class

Liberation Spring has been an invaluable experience for me. Anjali’s engaging pedagogy and the radical material she covers has challenged me to deeply reflect and critically question the ways in which I have been conditioned to move through the world. I have come away from my first season of Liberation Spring with a heightened sense … Continue reading Somaya A.

Somaya A. feminist activist class

Colonization’s ancient, insidious agenda is NO MATCH for the Cosmic Oasis that is Liberation Spring. Sacred space for the radical healing of amnesia and imagination, Liberation Spring study is guaranteed to rock to you to the core. Should you accept the challenge, get ready to see the complexities of the matrix and come face-to-face with … Continue reading T.K.

T.K. decolonial activism

One of our Liberations Spring cohort recently spoke during a sesh of creating a brave space. In our collective, we do just that: work in solidarity to create a brave space, at once interrogating, transgressing, and transcending dominant learning paradigms, putting theory into practice, and turning conventional academic practice on its head—all in third-space style. … Continue reading Kris G.

Kris G. feminist activist class