Education Liberation, rooted in Indigenous Restorative Justice beliefs and practices, is designed for people passionate about the transformation of our systems of education to lay the groundwork for a total transformation, starting from within ourselves.
In circle we practice:
- Restorative Justice by living it in intimate circles
- Becoming soft with ourselves so we can be soft for others
- Disarming the inherited hierarchies in our bodies so that we can stop replicating them
What does it look like?
You'll gather weekly in an intimate community of people (no more than 9) who are committed to our collective liberation.
Group calls will be led by Abby over Zoom and will use group coaching, collective inquiry, and self-reflection. We will hold each other in a space of compassionate non-judgement and experience how individual healing cannot be differentiated from collective healing.
Who is this course for?
Education Liberation is a program designed for educators, school/university leaders, and the broader scope of people who play a significant role in the lives of children and youth. This program would be an excellent precursor or accompaniment to schools or other workspaces wishing to engage with Restorative and Transformative Justice implementation.
Want more social-emotional tools to support the children and youth you work with…
Need to replenish your own well…
Seek to increase your positive impact on the world but need support finding a path back to your most authentic self…
Want to change the system you’re in and don’t know where to begin…
This experience is for you.
What is the time commitment?
I’ve designed this experience so that it is powerful even if you just show up to the calls (which are 90 min. each week for 8 weeks). If you cannot make a session, they are recorded for you to view when you can during the week that you missed.
However, these are not calls during which you can multi-task. I ask that everyone be fully present and engaged in the circle. Sharing and witnessing our collective experiences is the heart of our work together.
Each week I also share optional additional resources (i.e., prompts, reading material, podcasts, etc.) if you wish to go deeper on any given topic. You will get more out of this experience if you have some additional time to devote to it between sessions.
The course will run from January 17 to March 6, 2024, on Wednesdays from 7p to 830p.
All payments from winning bidders will go directly to Polaris School and Centre Charity. There will be no refunds or exchanges.
To retrieve your winning items:
Items will be available for pick up at Polaris School and Centre, 1805 Gaspé Ave, Ottawa ON K1K 0A4 between 9am and 2pm on December 13, 14, and 15, 2023. If you can not retrieve your winning item at that time, please contact the office immediately following the auction at email@example.com.
For gift certificates, those that can will be emailed within 72hrs of the auction closing. If you did not receive an email, then your gift certificate is available for pick up at the office as per above.
Thank you for your support!