The Liberation School of Los Angeles is a project that will run for the month of July 2013 at 3201 Maple Ave. Los Angeles. During this month an autonomous collective of anti-capitalists (students, teachers, and working-class people) will hold a series of ongoing classes and one-time events that we hope will be interesting and useful both for us and for anyone who would like to participate. Class topics will include: GED preparatory courses, Proletarian Literature, Gardening, and a Radical History of Los Angeles. We will also offer to host a summit of Southern California Cop Watch projects, open mics for creative writing, and a legal aid workshop among other events. We also hope to learn to share the labor of teaching, learning, providing childcare and Spanish language translation, and keeping our space organized and our project running smoothly.
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USE THE SPACE: 3201 Maple Ave is open to the Liberation School for the month of July. If you have any interest in organizing an event, getting people together to read an article, have a discussion, or any other idea, please feel free to use the space.CARPOOLING: To facilitate carpooling to Liberation School events, here is a spreadsheet in which you can offer or request rides from people who may be coming from the same neighborhood. Carpool Sheet.
CHILDCARE: The Liberation School is committed to fulfilling the need for childcare. We have set up a sheet in which you can request that childcare be provided during a class or event. You can also add your name to the rotating roster of people wiling to provide childcare. Childcare Sheet.
Points of Unity
1. The Liberation School of Los Angeles affirms that in a space autonomous from the traditional underwriters of education (capital, religion, and the state) a diversity of methods of classroom self-organization will arise.
2. The Liberation School of Los Angeles actively resists the traditional gentrifying role of universities by holding space that is by for and about working-class Los Angeles.
3. The Liberation School of Los Angeles affirms the right of anyone interested to participate and actively seeks to eliminate barriers to their participation.
4. The Liberation School of Los Angeles encourages participants to take responsibility for all the different kinds of labor that are necessary for the day-to-day success of the project from childcare to classroom facilitation.
5. The Liberation School of Los Angeles recognizes the power of the political practice of caucusing (by womyn of color, queer and trans folks, womyn, and people of color) as the most successful way to prevent and respond to oppressive behavior.
6. In addition to autonomous spaces held by caucuses within the project all participants will be allies in some way.
7. The Liberation School of Los Angeles finds strength in the diversity of anti-capitalist political practices and ideologies of its participants.