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UPDATE: PARTICIPATION CALL EXTENDED – 12 FEBRUARY 2023
Last year, we had a wonderful month of amazing events during the first ever School Revolt. We were genuinely really pleased with all the participation and for getting to know so many enriching educational projects.
However, we want to try something a little different this time. Instead of focusing on events (though there will be some of them!), we wanted to provide a space where people can create a range of stories told in a variety of ways for people of all ages.
In order to build the worlds that we want to see, we need to have time to explore the many different ways that it could be configured. Storytelling is one of the best ways to learn how things work while also giving us space to imagine what new realities we might create.
So for School Revolt 2023, the theme is Storytelling, Abolition, and Prefiguration. Everything this year will take place between February and April.
We invite everyone to share your stories of resistance, mutual care, radical love, community building, or any other topic you are burning to share. These stories can take many forms, including zines, books, poems, music, film, or any other medium you can think of. Together we will gather these stories and publish them for all to enjoy and learn from, with complete free access to anyone everywhere. You can take on this challenge on your own, or you can organise yourselves into collectives that share in the work. Any form of horizontal, non-hierarchical, and free form of self-organisation is highly encouraged.
There is no formal requirement to participate. Anyone is welcome regardless of academic degree, official title, expertise, geographic location, or language.
There is a zero tolerance policy for any forms of bigotry. Proposals and stories that veer too close to the possibility of being discriminatory in any form will first receive an email requesting clarification. Any projects that promote harm towards marginalised, oppressed and vulnerable communities will be rejected outright.
To apply, simply fill out the form below. Deadline for applications is 13 January 2023. People can sign up to create a story, provide a workshop to help others in their creation, or do both!
Participants are welcome to use whatever devices and any software that are needed to make their stories a reality. Should you require any kind of assistance or accommodations (including technical support or requests for workshop tutorials), you can indicate your needs in the registration form and we will do our best to make it happen.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send us an email at email@example.com or contact us through any of our social media.
We are looking forward to seeing what ideas you come up with!
Love and Solidarity,
Resources from 2023:
- Nicole: Tips on Creating Children’s Fiction [PeerTube] [full transcript] [PDF]