About Education for Liberation Network
The Education for Liberation Network (EdLib) is a national multi-ethnoracial coalition of teachers, community activists, researchers, youth, and parents who believe a good education should teach people—particularly low-income youth and youth of color—how to understand and challenge the injustices their communities face. The network aims to help improve the practice of Education for Liberation by bringing people together to learn from each other’s experiences. The network provides a space for members to share knowledge and work together to create tools for liberatory education. By building alliances that cross the boundaries of geography, occupation, and age, the organization hopes to nurture communities of thoughtful, socially-engaged people and maximize the impact of their work. EdLib connects people to people, people to knowledge, and people to resources.
EdLib is a national network founded and primarily facilitated by folks of color, that focuses on liberatory education by connecting a spectrum of members through the honest love and work of communities. We are an empowering and welcoming community that both inspires people and helps them learn and grow in ways that support a more just society. EdLib is a sustaining network that provides opportunity and resources to increase and connect collective efforts toward building local power. Ergo, the network shifts the national conversation to one in which community organizing and collaboration are fundamental to education.
About Free Minds Free People
Free Minds, Free People is EdLib’s national conference that is organized with and brings together a multi-ethnoracial group of teachers, young people, researchers, parents, and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. We seek to develop ways of teaching and learning both in and out of school that help us build a more just society. The conference is a space in which these groups can learn from and teach each other, sharing knowledge, experience, and strategies.