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:
Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education, Society special issue on Indigenous Land-Based Education
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I keep coming back season after season for more Liberation Spring courses because they provide solid information in a supportive space with lots of dialogue to process, digest, and unlearn. Anjali’s depth of knowledge, evocative prompts, and thought-provoking “homework assignments” compel me to look at the issue of the season from a variety of lenses, … Continue reading Linda R.
I started my journey completely unaware of decolonization theories and collective liberation practices, and Liberation Spring has been a complete game-changer in the way I perceive, think, and interact with the world and my community. Anjali has created a safe space to learn about my own biases and blind spots in a group that is … Continue reading Ana K.
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 … Continue reading Ashley B.
Liberation Spring is essential education towards habitable and just futures. Spending time in this learning community dials up the brightness of the north star of decolonial feminist inquiry as a guiding orientation to navigate the core issues and root conditions of our time. It is a joy and honor to learn from Anjali, to experience … Continue reading Zara Z.
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 groundedness, and intentionality. I appreciate the value of intellectual knowledge as well as the somatic, the spiritual, the emotional knowledge that comes from our lived … Continue reading nicole g.