Here is a collection of some media reports on the activities of the Free School.
Year of Gandhi
Philadelphia Inquirer Article on Year of Gandhi
Article on Black Agenda Report on Year of Gandhi
Interview on Black Agenda Radio on Year of Gandhi
Year of Du Bois
Philadelphia Inquirer article on Year of Du Bois
Temple News article on Year of Du Bois
Article on the Wire on Year of Du Bois
WHYY on event on Peace as part of Year of Du Bois
Philadelphia Inquirer article on Baldwin
Tribune article on Baldwin
Billy Penn article on Baldwin
Mumia Abu Jamal on Baldwin
WHYY interview on Baldwin
Reel Back Radio on Baldwin
Black Agenda Radio on Baldwin
(via Azadi Celebration)
I am glad that you are celebrating the anniversary of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, the great freedom fighter in this country and the world.
An important message from Saturday Free School members Divya and Elias on Education for Liberation at the conference Huey P. Newton: Our Struggle for Self-Determination and World Peace via Black Agenda Report
Presentation by Meghna Chandra at a discussion of the book "The Great Refusal: Herbert Marcuse and Contemporary Social Movements"
I am speaking today not as an author, but as an Occupier who stumbled through the events of this book as a 19 year old. Like many of you, I was a member of the Occupy movement. The essays have made me think back to those times, and reflect on what it meant to be a part of a Great Refusal that has had reverberations as far as Larry Krasner’s victory as District attorney.
This book makes me think about what we did right in building a movement that popularized the idea of the 1% vs. the 99%, what we did wrong in not becoming more organically connected to and rooted in working people, especially the black working people who have built this city, and how we can develop ourselves so we can continue what we started.
James Arthur Baldwin, along side W.E.B Du Bois, is one of the greatest essayist in the English language.He matters because of his unconditional defense of humanity. He is one of the most original thinkers on racial and social matters. He matters because he uncovered in new and creative ways the workings of the machinery of racism and its pedestrian and predatory day-to-day practices and assumptions. He matters because he rigorously demonstrated, utilizing the standpoint of the oppressed African American people, how modernity engages complexity and difference. He gave us the concepts and language to talk about and begin understanding the oppressive system of white supremacy in holistic ways.
Divya Nair, a member of the Free School, runs a blog titled Minerva's Perch. Her articles document various historical, philosophical and theoretical aspects of topics discussed in the free school.
Blog By Divya Nair
Several members of the free school have come together to form an Organization for Positive Peace, which has articles and readings with a particular focus on the peace movement.
Journal by Organization for Positive Peace