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Activist Communiqué: Occupy Toronto Free School this Sunday at St. James Park

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Occupy Toronto Free School this Sunday at St. James Park

MEDIA ADVISORY - FREE SCHOOL (SKULE) OCCUPY AFFINITY GROUP OFFERING OUTDOOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS ABOUT ALTERNATIVES FOR EDUCATION IN COMMUNITIES.

Beginning Sunday May 20 at St James Park from Noon 'till evening and ongoing weekly in different areas of the city. See TorontoFreeSkule.blogspot.ca for classes and teaching info as it develops.

Statement:

We are the people, and we no longer consent to an education system that teaches us to compete with each other; a system that commodifies knowledge, denying the existence of multiple truths, and multiple ways of knowing. Education, in its current institutional form, separates us along lines of class, gender, race, sexuality, able-bodiedness, and the 'gifted' from the 'slow'. It imposes a singular way of thinking that denies culture, and community. In short, it conforms us to the workforce.

We believe that education is a right, and stand with the students who call for free post-secondary university.

We are individuals who have come together, to collectively break free from the invisible shackles of neoliberal education.

Occupy free skule is a democratic space that values everyone's knowledge. We use discussion, and action as our main tools for learning.

We will be in a different park throughout the city every Sunday, learning about everything from yoga, to first aid, de-escalation, human rights, economics, equity, and more.

This Sunday we are at St James Park from 12-8 pm learning about everything from yoga, to first aid, de-escalation, human rights, economics, equity, and more. Please join us, and take back your education! Take back your mind! Think critically about the world, and work hard to try and fix it.

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