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Freedom School on Dispossession

ONE DC's next Freedom School will focus on Dispossession, the second wheel in the 'Four Wheels of Capitalism' (Exploitation, Dispossession, Repression, & Oppression). We will explore the issue of land dispossession & displacement, learn about root, structural causes, and highlight national and international examples of community resistance to dispossession.

Freedom School will include discussion, group breakouts and exercises, videos, fellowship with other ONE DC members, and more. Food will be served.


This is the second in a four part Freedom School series. Our July 2015 Freedom School explored the following questions & discussed the first wheel, Exploitation. What is state violence? How does it affect our lives? How is state violence manifested in our search for living wage, dignified work? What does resistance to state violence look like?

About Freedom Schools

ONE DC Freedom Schools are community learning events based on the tradition of the Mississippi Freedom Schools organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the summer of 1964. The Freedom Schools were based on the task of helping release young students from the passivity that schools and society had fostered in them, and in turn, providing them with the skills and experiences that would encourage them to build leadership for a movement designed to change Mississippi. Using question-posing techniques (the same techniques as popular education and popular theater), the Freedom Schools were a progressive and radical education project.

Transformation is only valid if it is carried out with the people and not for them. Liberation is like childbirth, and a painful one. The person who emerges is a new person, no longer oppressor or oppressed, but a person in the process of achieving freedom...It is only the oppressed who, by freeing themselves, can free their oppressors.” -Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

March 12, 2016 at 12:00pm - 4pm
St. Stephen's Church
1525 Newton St NW
Washington, DC 20010
United States
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ONE DC · · 202-232-2915
Shakeara Mingo Taneisha Harper Emily Button Mia Campbell James McGinley Rasheed Van Putten Gina Charusombat Ollie Michael Leslie laurie tran Kamau Waset Chris Otten Erin Rusch Maitri House Mackenzie Baris Reg Ledesma Karen Ross Justin Jacoby Smith jeremiah lowery Elli Bloomberg Amanda Jackson Makda Aman Michael Thomas Sarang Umarȷi Nathalie Miraval Rachel Brewer Ebele Oguhebe Madison Suh Rachelle Lane'e Downs Adam Motiwala Charley Goldman Simone Sobers Doug Smith Jeanette Smith Clara Hargrove Joyce Borum Lovenia Barrett Mayu Takeda Shereigns Borntrue Ronald Grey Thaddeus James Eric Sims Latisha Burrows Tony Green Brenda Morning Brandon Dube Marques Banks Celestina Lee Jocelyn Fong

Will you come?