Sharing and Supporting Anarchist Ideas and Experiences

Month: June 2021

Learning with the Little Tree: A Self-organised Libertarian Preschool in Thessaloniki, Greece

Online event, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 4 PM UCT (5 PM BST, 6 PM CEST, 7 PM EEST, 12 PM EDT, 9 AM PDT). Link below.

The “Little Tree that will become a forest” is a self-organized pedagogical venture that operates under the values of libertarian and experience-based learning. Its operation started in January 2014, in the forest-like area in Krioneri, Thessaloniki. It consists of three groups: the children’s group, the parents’ group, and the teachers’ group. The first get together of the parents and teachers was a result of the need and desire for a different kind of education—an education that, on a first level, begins from respecting the individuality, the personal learning pace, the needs and desires of every child. On a second basis, it goes on to ensure that the child experiences a community of direct democracy, with such tools as inclusive education, mutual assistance and participation in the collective life. It is essential to us that in the pursuit of knowledge exploration and all-round growth, the children need to be accompanied with empathy, acceptance and sincerity. This kind of education is the one we try to make happen right here, right now in the community of “Little Tree”. Besides the aforementioned, it is equally important for us to struggle to publicly open the issue of libertarian education.

Join the event here: https://zoom.us/j/94733221780?pwd=VFk2N2R6NVdmdUY0V1BITjJlbURQQT09

Joyful Resistance, July 2

Online event, Friday, July 2, 2021, 4 PM UCT (5 PM BST / 6 PM CEST / 12 PM EDT)

Being an anarchist educator can be a pretty lonely affair from time to time. We’ve seen a need to approach this issue by many of our members and participants in our events, and we’d like to do something practical about it. Our first session was wonderful, and we’ve started registration for our second meeting.

Our next meeting will take place on July 2nd, 4pm UCT. If you’d like to join our group, please sign up below. You will be asked to provide an e-mail address, and a preferred language (Spanish or English).