About the Summer School:
The Oakland Free University Summer School is a collaborative, non-institutional, space of learning & gathering dedicated to collectively envisioning our communities through study, discussion, and the arts.
Over the course of two days, we plan to gather and host a series of discussions, panels, workshops, and performances exploring the themes of Crisis & Liberation. Interpreting these themes broadly, we hope to provide a space for collectively grappling with questions, envisioning the communities we want, sharing knowledge, and imagining alongside one another.
As you know, the national and international political theater dominated by capitalism, imperialism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity grows more oppressive and tragic every day. And yet, as the Japanese haiku master Kobayashi Issa said, “and yet… and yet…” From the wreckage of crisis, the material of liberation. Or, we make it out of other stuff. The stuff of resistant, communal, queer, anti-racist, creative love.
We look forward to seeing you there!