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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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 G. J.
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 N.
What an honor it is to experience community like the one we held in my Winter Quarter ’18 Liberation Spring Session. As someone who hasn’t before done learning and unlearning in this community-based learning type classroom, I really gained the ability to self-reflect on a deeper level and learned how beautiful learning from those around … Continue reading V.C.
Liberation Spring was the first time I truly analyzed, on a micro and macro level, the status-quo-building-blocks that I thoughtlessly built my life and identity upon. Liberation Spring was a refreshingly challenging exercise that showed me the full spectrum of my impact as a human in society. It fundamentally changed my perspective on myself and the way … Continue reading Shayan S.
Having just completed my first class with Anjali, I am deeply moved by all she offers. In the last three months of my participation in this solidly held container of unlearning, the transformation and movement towards greater liberation from the matrix has been profound. There is a wisdom she shared and an astute understanding of … Continue reading S.G.