Posted 2023-09-06

Liberation Happens Collectively

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Newsletter Content:

  • BIPOC & Collective Liberation Centered Online SDE Communities
  • #InternationalFreedomInEducationDay on Sept. 15th
  • Upcoming SDE Events

Liberation Happens Collectively

In our last newsletter, we shared about a new virtual community that is starting up for SDE Founders and Facilitators. Today, we want to focus on highlighting a couple of other virtual communities that specifically center collective liberation and BIPOC voices.

My Reflection Matters Village

My Reflection Matters Village is a virtual community that provides the conversations, supports, resources, & healing necessary for caregivers & educators choosing liberation centered self-directed learning and living. While all are welcome, we are a space that centers the lived experiences of BIPOC unschoolers.

The Unschool Files Community

Meghan organizes a variety of community events through a private Discord server!

Members are all cooperatively creating the kind of community that is supportive, engaging and most of all ... a soft place for us to land.

There you will find coffee chats, themed support circles, special guest speakers and Q&A’s.

This space is a launch pad for all things related to The Unschool Files Community – a worldwide network of parents, caregivers and facilitators who are living life without school with young people, through Self-Directed Education and partnership parenting.

We have a specific focus on collective liberation and create spaces and events to support one another with that in mind.

International Freedom in Education Day – Sept. 15th

Hey folks! Do you know what’s happening on September 15th? It’s the International Freedom in Education Day! πŸ“šπŸŒOn this special day, the focus is all about advocating for education to be accessible for all, without discrimination or coercion. Imagine how awesome it would be if each of us had the freedom to choose our own path that aligns with our interests and strengths.

Self-Directed Education empowers each of us to develop our knowledge and skills in a way that works best for us.

Let’s ponder on this day how crucial education freedom is and how we can support it by considering Self-Directed Education as the ideal way to take full control of our learning journeys. On social media, share a short video about why Self-Directed Education is so important in your life. Feel free to tag us @alliance4sde and use the hashtags below for more visibility.

#mylifemyeducation #internationalfreedomineducationday #freedomineducation #TagDerBildungsfreiheit #JIPLI #ASDE #selfdirectededucation #unschooling

πŸ“† You can also attend the Class Dismissed Screening hosted by Liberated Learners on September 30th.

Happy International Freedom in Education Day! πŸŽ‰πŸ“–βœ¨

Upcoming Events

Sep 9, 2023, 1:00am — Sep 9, 2023, 11:00pm CT

FREE WEBINAR: Not Back to School–Navigating Doubts in Unschooling

  • Pre-recorded but only available to watch Sept. 9th-10th
  • Whether you are new to unschooling or been at it for years, you are looking for ways to navigate the skepticism and doubt that can come up and can use some perspectives on how to find more ease during this time: this webinar is for you!

  • Sep 13, 2023, 4:00pm — Sep 13, 2023, 5:00pm EST

    Teens, Unschooling + Climate Crisis

  • Discord
  • This open discussion is for TEENS and their parents and caregivers. Teens may choose not to occupy the space and join the conversation, and may want to just come and listen.

  • Sep 18, 2023, 7:00pm — Sep 18, 2023, 8:00pm EDT

    Creating Self-Directed Education Centers


  • A free webinar about how to create a self-directed education center in your community.

  • Sep 30, 2023, 8:00am — Sep 30, 2023, 10:00am PDT

    Class Dismissed: Free Movie Screening

  • Online
  • Is school not working for your family? Join us for a screening of Class Dismissed followed by a discussion of educational alternatives.

  • Nov 20, 2023

    International Children’s Day

  • Online
  • Join the GeniΔ« community to celebrate the self-directed learning/unschooling lifestyle on International Children’s Day.
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