Anonymous said: I'm trying to continue a freedom school by myself and a few other friends (we're about 16-17) and we decided that we should take on freedom school ourselves (because the original freedom school ended) and we still wanted to continue our growth as a collective. So basically instead of having teachers, we'll be teaching the youth ourselves. But I need a little advice on how to do that or do you think it would be much to overwhelming? Do you think that would be disrespectful to continue? Thank you!
Well, I think that is a fantastic idea, and something I think is really worthwhile.
I would suggest starting small, something that is easy to organise and can act as a basis for future work. Maybe start with a reading group, once a week, where you read a chapter from a book or an essay on a certain topic and discuss it. Make posters or spread through ork of mouth that you are holding these groups.
From there you can start to do things more frequently, maybe put your ideas into action by holding a small protest around an issue you care about, or forming a contingent for a larger demonstration with your own banner or something like that.
My advice is to start small and go up. One can’t become too ambitious, pick a defined goal and go from there.
If you want some advice on specifics, or ideas for reading groups, feel free to ask.