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
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Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education, Society special issue on Indigenous Land-Based Education
artwork by Just Seeds
A collective exists to uplift, challenge, unify, and liberate ourselves and the various communities in which we exist! Since attending Liberation Spring I have been completely supported in decolonizing and reclaiming the existence of my Ancestors. Anjali brings an incredible, truly captivating, engaging, and profound Spirit to our group which is Beyond what I have … Continue reading Anonymous
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
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.
Participating in Liberation Spring has been a transformative experience for which I am truly grateful. I initially joined, almost a year ago, largely out of curiosity and the desire for some kind of community with the priority of fighting against injustice. I was really blown away by the knowledge I gained, the connections made, and … Continue reading Grace S.
This past season of Liberation Spring titled: Our Spirits, Ourselves was a truly trans formative experience that allowed me to better understand how North American culture attempts to narrow which belief systems are valid while others are kept on the periphery of acceptance. The class allowed me to see how these attempts are a direct … Continue reading Johnny A.