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