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


  Liberation Spring Is a river that shapes me Softening edges     Your healing and mine There is no separation Decolonize now     Unlearn to relearn Truth and authenticity Self-loving classroom     Accepted, challenged Alternate alternatives What brings you alive?     We collaborate We show up for each other No obligation … Continue reading Ross W.

Ross W. decolonial activism

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.

V.C.

This work is ground-making. This learning and unlearning literally allows new earth to emerge beneath our collective feet to gently and consciously stand in our truth and growth. My edges were met by the course material and I was able to move through some painful unlearning and since then feel more whole in myself. I … Continue reading aeow

aeow feminist activist class

It was a privilege to join LS for the autumn 2019 season “Gaslight the System”. There was no end to the rich and challenging moments of learning and unlearning mental “health” systems’ role in upholding white supremacy and distancing us from our own mind/body/generational trust. This season got me thinking and has kept me thinking … Continue reading Sophia X.

Sophia X.

I absolutely love the topics, the amazing and passionate community, the kinship we have, the friendly and safe environment you create when we meet in group. Anjali, I absolutely LOVE how you are a walking encyclopedia! You offer so many amazing resources it’s mind-blowing! If you want to expand your intellect and your heart, meet extraordinary … Continue reading Simone W.

Simone W. decolonial activism