This term, we explore what it might mean to abolish schooling as we know it. We start by engaging with some of the histories, theories and practices of abolitionist thinking, and then move on to discuss what these mean for education. We will touch upon themes of carceral logics, racial capitalism, transformative justice, abolitionist teaching, and organizing for radical transformations in education and wider society. We end our collective intellectual journey with a session dedicated to reflecting on how abolitionism might influence our work and envisioning different educational futures.
We welcome anyone already experienced with abolitionist theories and practices, as well as anyone curious to learn about what abolition might look like in education.
Readings and resources for fortnightly sessions on the topic of 'Abolition and Education' are linked in the PDF below - download the PDF to click on the links.
If you would like to join the sessions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share the Zoom link!