About the School for Liberation
The School for Liberation is a program of The Festival Center that provides accessible and affordable political and movement-building education drawn from the wisdom of community members. Our goal is to support and strengthen movements for justice in DC and throughout the world.
Register Below for One of the Classes Being Offered Online!
Led by AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez, En Conjunto founder, Independent Consultant, Educator, Writer, and Artist
No place is immune to recreating what we as a society have spent years internalizing. Those of us in movement spaces (organizers, healers, artists, activists, prophets, teachers and more) can call ourselves liberal, progressive, radical, or woke with all the breath in our bodies but, without constant intentionality, we will continue to enforce the very things we seek to reform and dismantle. This course addresses the question, “What would it look like to approach justice in a way that does not recreate toxic models, prioritizes healing and wholeness, and values the connected nature between all parts of ourselves; between individuals, and between communities and movements?
Led by Daniel Dixon & Matthias Everhope
Based on the belief that decolonization is a necessary process for a meaningful future, this course will introduce various concepts of colonization, decolonization, and solidarity with Indigenous peoples. Using the framework of ‘moves towards connection’ we’ll explore how decolonization facilitates a move towards deeper connection with ourselves, creation, God, and others.