Folk School

In our folk school, we educate our whole bodies through the healing work of our hands, heads, and hearts. We focus on learning the work of land care, healthy communities, and justice and kindness. This requires telling the truth about colonization, racism, and our responsibility to resist and transform the forces that exploit us. Inspired by the tradition of Appalachian folk schools, we offer workshops on land-and-craft skills (which includes practices and ceremonies for respecting and caring for one another), partner with students for practicums and research projects, host thoughtful and compassionate speakers, organize reading roundtables to study and reflect, and encourage deep and lively conversations while we work together. The heart of the folk school beats with belief that education is waking up our conscience (Paulo Freire), education is knowing ourselves and knowing others (Parker Palmer), and education is the practice of freedom (bell hooks).

Uprooting Racism in the Food System with Soul Fire Farm
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Uprooting Racism in the Food System with Soul Fire Farm
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December 7-8, 2019

Harrisonburg, VA

Exact location TBD