Educating for Freedom

Educating for Freedom
  • Published:2022
  • Added to Catalog: 2023
  • Pages: 25
  • Size: 8.5 x 5.5
  • Publisher: Unknown
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This zine is a transcript of a talk from 2007 by Cindy Barukh Milstein from the unSchooling Oppression Conference. The zine begins with a brief segment titled “why anarchism?” that situates the rest of the talk, with an emphasis on the notion that a key aspect of anarchism is educating ourselves and inspiring others to question the way things are. For anarchists, education reminds us things haven’t always been like this and gives past, present, and future examples of alternatives. It also helps us to understand complexity and to remain vigilant about the work we are doing. The majority of the text focuses on anarchist projects and how they contribute to an “educating” process within and alongside the anarchist space. The projects explored are local collectives, non-hierarchical institutions, and social movements. In these areas, anarchists educate themselves through practice and interplay with others.


Because anarchists are interested in this idea of education for freedom, anarchism as an idea, and a huge percentage of the work that anarchists do – despite the stereotypes of anarchism – is actually about education. And some of it we don't even see as education because it's not how we've understood education to be.


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