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."
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