AUTHENTIC ADULT ALLYSHIP
Explore new types of adult/youth partnerships, practice developing
high-commitment relationships, and help youth take ownership through
facilitation and project management.
DIRECT ACTION FOR BEGINNERS
Examine the different types of Direct Action, identify the roles involved in an effective Direct Action, and learn how to stay safe as participants and supporters of a protest.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING 201
“Cut an issue” in your community with power maps, draft your own campaign strategy, then polish and implement
projects in this continuation of Community Organizing 101.
THE THEORY OF SCHOOL ABOLITION
Dive into understanding the roots
of youth-based oppression by
examining the origins of schooling’s goals and the social contexts of modern schools and their reforms.
Julia Cuneo is a cutting edge, Detroit-based activist and theorist in
education justice and youth liberation.
As the strategic coordinator with Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan (DAYUM), Julia's work seeks to resist the imbalance of power that exists
in schools between administration and students. Their advances in the pedagogy of school abolition push beyond the limits of mainstream school reform rhetoric and create a new framework for envisioning education liberation.
Julia’s extensive, personalized training curriculum gives students the
tools to seize power over their education, while also challenging adults
to contribute in meaningful, transformative ways. Their philosophy and facilitation style draws heavily from adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy as well as Deschooling Society by Ivan Illitch.
Additional thanks to Grace Lee Boggs, David Stovall, Ella Baker and Angela Davis.
"We were fortunate to partner with Julia for a Community Organizing 101 training that they facilitated with our group of 50 high school juniors [from Detroit and the metropolitan region]. You could see students’ faces light up as they surprised themselves with their ability to think like organizers and create real solutions to problems they face every day in school."
Generation of Promise
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