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Equity in Self-Directed Education Spaces

Naming and Navigating Pervasive Whiteness and Schoolishness in Self-Directed Education

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Grab that person you’re always talking to about these things and come sit with us for a late summer session. Let’s have these tough talks, with Self-Directed Education (SDE) as the framework. Enrollment closes at midnight on July 21. This training will support your exploration and understanding of:


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Delivered through two 90-minute trainings

(both will be recorded and accessible within 24 hours):

Tuesday, 3 September, 2:30pm ET

Tuesday, 10 September, 2:30pm ET

You will also get a document that offers prompts, suggested books, podcasts, and other spaces and guides to help you put these tools intro practice so your community can experience real transformation.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

• Adults exploring the intersection of anti-racism & decolonization in parenting and SDE

• Adults who run, work in, or volunteer with SDE spaces

• Adults whose children, or their young relatives, attend SDE spaces

YOUR GUIDES:

Akilah S. Richards is a writer, mama, partner, digital nomad, and unschooling activist. She produces podcasts, books, classes, and articles on radical self-expression in practice and in study. Find her conversations and commentary on Fare of the Free Child Podcast where she supports, connects, and highlights BIPOC families designing their own liberation through Self-Directed Education and love-centered community building.


Maleka Diggs is a racial equity and inclusion trainer and founder of Philadelphia-based Eclectic Learning Network; a secular, Black & Brown centered home education network with a focus on supporting families who utilize unschooling or other forms of Self-Directed Education through community, connection, and awarenesses that reflect the cultural and interest-driven needs of our young people.

CLICK HERE TO GET ON OUR WAITING LIST FOR THE NEXT SESSION

This course is not open for enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This training is delivered through two live 90-minute sessions, and enrollment closes at midnight on July 21. If you are unable to attend the live sessions, you can still get the recordings, both of which will be accessible within 48 hours of each live session. Tuesday, 3 September, 2:30pm ET to 4:00pm ET Tuesday, 10 September, 2:30pm ET to 4:00pm ET
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us after the first session and we will give you a full refund.
Do I have to be the founder of a Self-Directed Education space to benefit from these trainings?
Nope, because these training sessions are for • Adults exploring the intersection of anti-racism & decolonization in parenting and SDE • Adults who run, work in, or volunteer with SDE spaces • Adults whose children, or their young relatives, attend SDE spaces
Are these trainings exclusively for BIPOCs?
We get this question a lot. The answer is no. It's for any adult who reads the description of these trainings and feels like this is something they or their community could benefit from learning.
Is this course for adults only?
Because we don't want consent (from parents) to cause any legal issues, we're listing adults as our primary audience. If you are under 18 years old and have a parent or legal caregiver who is willing to offer written consent for you to take these trainings, you are welcome here.
What if I can't afford the price?
We want to give you access if this sounds like something you need. If money, or any physical or emotional ability, or lack of it, is blocking your access to this offering, email us by the requested date (which will change based on the date of each training, so we can sort it out. We are always willing to talk about a pay-what-you-can option.

This course is not open for enrollment.