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Akilah Richards on the Value of Self Directed Education
Hosted by: The Three Rivers Village School
May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TRVS is a self directed learning program in an age mixed environment run by direct democracy. Students experience a great deal of freedom coupled with the responsibility to self, others, and school.
Akilah S. Richards is an unschooling podcaster, writer, and founding board member of The Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her work both challenges and encourages social justice minded people to explore privilege and power in their relationships with children. In her own family, Akilah, her partner, and their two daughters, use unschooling as a tool for decolonizing education and liberating themselves from oppressive, exclusive systems. Find her conversations and commentary at Fare of the Free Child Podcast where Akilah supports, connects, and highlights people of color designing their own liberation through Self-Directed Education and love-centered community building.
The Three Rivers Village School has invited Akilah Richards to speak on the subject of self directed education. Though there are distinct differences between democratic schooling and unschooling, TRVS and Akilah intersect at self directed education.