The London FreeSchool collective has decided to
organise another week-end of skillsharing on March 6-7.
This will be
the fifth London FreeSchool event since september 2008. We had tons of
workshops, hosted in many different social centres scattered around
london and lots of very diverse people doing and attending workshops!
This next free school is organised around issues of gender oppression
and emancipation, but in a very particular way. We are open to
all manner of workshops, discussions, seminars, etc. which aren’t
specifically about feminism or gender, however, whatever the workshop (origami,
stoic philosophy, language lessons) there would be an
engagement with how gender figures into what is being learned.
This calls for interesting facilitation, and could be done in many
different ways – it’s up to you.
Although we want the
workshops to end with a kind of debrief wherein participants review the
gender politics at play in the experience.
The idea is to
get a wide range of people coming, including some that have not been in
feminist spaces before, and integrate these issues into more general
The workshops can be way to directly engage with how gender
oppression affects what is possible, not possible, and how this still
matters. The intention is to upset the traditional ways abilities,
skills and access to conventional power are tied to “male”, while
emotional labour, and certain abilities are tied to “female”. Enough,
let’s have a free school!
So if you’re up for it, please contact us with a short
description of what you have in mind.
you can:- send an email to londonfreeschool at
– come to one of our next meeting. The next
meeting will be on Thursday 11th Feb.7pm (195 Mare st in Hackney).
– publish a comment on our blog http://londonfreeschool.wordpress.com
Deadline for workshops proposal is Feb. 11.
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