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Smash the Class, Episode 3: A Discussion on Especifismo (and More) with Carl Eugene Stroud

Leading up to the School Revolt, we had the pleasure to have a conversation with Carl Eugene Stroud. He’s an online tutor of French, Spanish, and English to students of different ages across the world. Previously, he’d contacted us to share a few different pieces about especifismo. Those pieces were the basis for our conversation.

Some of the topics that we discuss include (but aren’t limited to) digital pedagogies and learning spaces, the connection of study groups to praxis, defending the learning space, and especifismo. This conversation was awesome, so we’re really happy to share it with you!

If you want to talk with us, please send us an email or contact us on our social media.

And finally, some of the things that are mentioned in this episode that you might want to go check out:

Smash the Class, Episode 2: An APN Conversation

APN turns one this year! And in the name of celebration, we wanted to sit down and have a little reflection about how APN started and what we hope happens in the next year.

In this episode, Nicole sat down and talked with both Daniel and Sonia. There was so much that they all discussed that it’s hard to know where to start. From the inspiration and impetus to start the network, how COVID has played a part in building learning and activist communities, to the need for unlearning harmful beliefs in our own spaces in order to contribute to liberatory movements… we covered a lot of ground in what feels like a short time.

This conversation was such a delight, and it really helps to shine a light on a lot of what we try to do in the development of this digital community. We’re really excited to share it with you!

Oh, and if you’re interested in joining us or working with us, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

(Also mentioned in the episode was a fellow collective, Gata Negra. They’re also an awesome project, so go check them out!)

Smash the Class, Episode 1: Homeschooling with Saint Andrewism

We’re happy to introduce a new project that we’re working in the APN! This is the first episode of Smash the Class, a podcast that seeks to explore and discuss different methods that could help us all re-think, dismantle, and re-build our learning spaces for the benefit of all people.

In our first episode, we spoke with Andrew about homeschooling. It was awesome to hear a first-person perspective on how it could be used to foster learning spaces and help build communities. We also discussed how it could work with other areas of praxis. This conversation is also an extension of his Homeschooling video, which is definitely recommended.

You can also go check out other topics on his YouTube channel, Saint Andrewism.

Enjoy and look out for more!

Joyful Resistance, September 10

Joyful Resistance banner. Image reads “Joyful Resistance”, with a clenched fist holding a pencil and a circle-A for the letter “a” in the word resistance. The image also contains the Anarchist Pedagogies Network logo, a circle around four hands holding each other, and the Antiuni Now logo, a black circle with the words “Antiuni Now” in white.

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.

Resources from the Zine Event

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).

We continued with a brief history of zines. You can find out more about that here: Zines and Anarcho-feminism (ENG) and Memes and Zines (ENG).

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.

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