Radical Pedagogies reading series at Spartacus Books

Starting this February 27, we are organizing a monthly reading series on the theme of Radical Pedagogies.

Some of the questions we are considering through this series include: What does it mean to be a place of education in the community? Where do we stand and from whom do we learn? How do traditional models of education reinforce state/hierarchical structures of authority and nationalism? Can radical pedagogies help us reimagine our relationships with ourselves and those we come in contact with?

The discussion meeting will be held on the last Tuesday of every month at 6 pm at Spartacus Books and online (link)

Text for February, 2024:

“The Pedagogy of the Oppressed” by Paulo Freire, Chapter 2 (link to reading)

Other Potential Texts:

“You Can’t Reform Things Built to Harm” and “We Need More Pedagogy in our Movements” – Nerd Teacher

Land as pedagogy: Nishnaabeg intelligence and rebellious transformation – Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

“Poetry and Grammar” by Gertrude Stein

“Uncle’s Four Laws” youtube video – Sylvia McAdam

“Land Speaking” – Jeanette Armstrong

“The University and the Undercommons” from The Undercommons – Fred Moten and Stefano Harney

“The Promise of Deschooling” – Matt Hern

BURNITALLDOWN – Yerbamala Collective

“To Walk Questioning: Zapatismo, the Radical Imagination, and a Transnational Pedagogy of Liberation” – Alex Khasnabish

“That Teaching is Impossible” – Alejandro de Acosta

Book 6 Chapter 8 “Of National Education”  from Enquiry Concerning Political Justice – William Godwin

“The False Principle of our Education” – Max Stirner

Spartacus Suggests: Revolutionary Fiction!

Looking for great fiction to get you in the mood for social change? Intrigued by the internal politics of revolutionary organizations? Wanting historical fiction that aligns with your political analysis or challenges your assumptions about the world?

These titles feature revolutionary individuals and organizations fighting for social change–for better or for worse!

Spartacus Book Club Reads

Over the past 3 years, the Spartacus Book Club has met on a monthly basis to read and discuss 23 excellent titles.

If you are looking for a great read on anti-capitalist and anti-colonial themes, this list is a fantastic place to start your search.

It includes both fiction and non-fiction works, graphic novels, short story collections, and more!

The full list can be viewed online. Further commentary about the book club from one of its co-facilitators is available here: “Reflections on the Spartacus Book Club“.