This recording comes from one of the events that was hosted during our School Revolt festival this year. It was hosted by James Khost. He’s a 15-year old student who is interested in filmmaking and editing. The documentary that he shared with us was a short experiential film about a day in the life of Brooklyn Apple Academy, which is part of the Flying Squads.
If you missed the event, this episode helps to put everything that was discussed together! You can also find James’s documentary on our YouTube channel. Though we’ve also included the audio from the video in this episode, we still highly recommend that you check out the film for the full experience. It’s genuinely enjoyable and a great look into the Flying Squads.
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 members and participants in Anarchist Pedagogies Network events, and we’d like to do something practical about it. We’ve already hosted several successful events, and this one is really special, as it is made available through Antiuniversity. At the session, we will have an informal discussion about our experiences with education, how we might be able to support other educators attempting to use anarchist methods in their classrooms, or any topic that participants find useful. This forum has been incredibly meaningful to participants so far, and has created some inspiring collaborations.
Groups in both Spanish and English. Check out the event here.
On the weekend of August 21 and 22, we collaborated with Gata Negra to host two events about zine making. It was our first bilingual event! And it resulted in a lot of information and some really interesting (and cute) zines. We wanted to make these widely available for everyone who wasn’t able to make it to this event.
We started by presenting the relationship between zines and education, and their potential as pedagogical tools in the classroom. You can the slides for that talk here: No More Textbooks! (ENG) or No Más Libros de Texto! (SPA).
And, lastly, we made some really cool zines together in our workshop! Here are a coupe of the completed zines we received (and if you want to email the one you made to be shared, please email them to us):
Though we didn’t get the introduction to the event in English, we did do a quick presentation that can be found here.
We felt like this event was really successful! Participants seemed to really enjoy it and were working together to build something really quick, learning different techniques.
In the future, we hope to host another zine event! This one was fantastic, and it would be great to do yet another one to help share more skills across collectives, networks, and individuals.
If you have ideas or would like to host any kind of event with us, please feel free to send us an email or a message! We’d love to hear from you.
Online event, Friday, August 21 and 22, 2021. Spanish-speaking group, August 21, 5 PM UTC / 12 PM CDT / 6 PM BST / 7 PM CEST / 1 PM EDT. English-speaking group, August 22, 5 PM UTC / 12 PM CDT / 6 PM BST / 7 PM CEST / 1 PM EDT.
Welcome to our first digital workshop for anarchist educators on zine-making!
In collaboration with Gata Negra, we’ll learn how to create zines as educational tools. In this workshop, based on various classical children’s books about anarchy, we will learn how to make a zine focused on anarchy for educators.
The workshop is open for individuals and it is also fine to come as a group. However you wish to come, this is a great way to meet other anarchist educators and create an easy zine that can be used in your learning spaces. This is just a try-out, and we are excited to learn how to do this kind of event with all of you.
No previous knowledge is required, curiosity and interest is enough! Not sure if you are enough of an educator for this workshop? You are! We would love to see you with us, whatever your experience is.
The format of the workshop will be a short presentation by Gata Negra, highlighting the most important components and the process of creation. During the rest of the workshop, we’ll be working in breakout rooms in your self-chosen groups trying out various zine making processes.
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