Sunday, 18 February
Care as Political Warfare: a group discussion on activist care
Care is an essential part of the work of activists. Political activity without political community risks becoming just another voice on our busy schedules, causing burnout and getting us further away from the creation of an alternative world, based on solidarity instead than on productivity. However, to know how to care (both for us and for others) is not automatic and discussions on the topic rarely happen beyond our affinity group. What does it mean then to care as a community for the community? What are the boundaries of care? When is an extra text the difference between someone dropping out and someone remaining in the movement? In this class, we discuss together what care in our movements is, the shapes it can take and why it is so central to the creation of a real alternative!
The formal education system affects us all. Not only are we forced to attend schools growing up, but academic research shapes our governments, our news, and how we view the world around us. As much as many of us want to believe in the promise of institutional education, the sad fact is that our schools and universities are undemocratic and elitist. They perpetuate inequalities instead of giving people the tools to fight them. This world is fucked.
Here at Radical Sunday School, though, we know that another world is possible. Everyone should be able to direct their own learning, to grow together with their communities, and to live as though they’re already free. There are countless examples of movements already putting these ideas into practice. This collective is trying to follow in their footsteps, organizing to explore new ways of learning based on principles of autonomy, mutual aid, and egalitarianism.
This is not intended to be a course that you would have to follow all the way through. Jump in and out whenever you like. Sessions will be held every Sunday, except for every second Sunday of the month (when Joe’s Garage is having an open assembly)
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