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 special and much-needed kind of educational experience. It is not just a class but a community space to learn, unlearn, laugh, and share food and sorrows and anger and ideas. It is the kind of learning space that challenges all of you to show up and that refuses a tired separation … Continue reading Patricia K.

Patricia K.

My experience with Liberation Spring (and in particular, the Just Pleasure course) is that Anjali is inexplicably adept when it comes to seamlessly weaving learning objectives into readings, assignments, and group discussions. She has the uncanny ability to create a safe, brave space for connection, critical thinking, and integration of the introduced concepts into her … Continue reading Nirmala N.

Nirmala N. feminist activist class

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.

Eri G. J. decolonial activism

I started @ LS during the autumn season of 2018 with “GasLight The System.” That class in particular struck so many chords with me in my adult life. Liberation Spring is a real undertaking: there are no gods too mighty to remove from their pedestals for examination; there are no authorities beyond reproach; there are … Continue reading Zanda P.

Zanda P.

I started Liberation Spring looking for a space where I could continue to understand who I am and what each of my identities represents. From the very beginning it was clear that LS would provide me with the community, knowledge, and critical lens to empower me to discover and continue discovering just that. Each class … Continue reading Sam W.

Sam W. feminist activist class