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


I am deeply impacted by Liberation Spring and the space Anjali has created for questioning, consciousness-raising and discovering the vast areas of work that are being cultivated in the spirit of decolonization, across the planet. Educational spaces have historically been traumatizing for me, and this has been a revolutionary and healing experience for me to … Continue reading Shalini R.

Shalini R. feminist activist class

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.

Liberation Spring (LS) is a learning space like no other. I have been in higher education for 7 years (and counting) and have earned various academic degrees, but no other academic space compares to the level of critical thinking and social responsibility that LS has encouraged me to consider. This space validates my feelings of … Continue reading Joanna B, MA

Joanna B, MA

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

Intimately transformative, soulfully cleansing, mentally gripping. A brilliant celestial shower of thought and experience that encompasses lifetimes of generational struggle; all well crafted and presented in a way that exposes oneself to both ancestral paths of grounding, and a true wellspring of liberation. For the activist, this is an opening to the infinite possibilities of … Continue reading Sulaiman H.

Sulaiman H. feminist activist class