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OUR MISSON + HERSTORY
In the tradition of the American Indian Movement's Survival Schools and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s Freedom Schools, we were created in this urgent historical moment to fill a critical gap in equity-based and social justice-oriented education.
We aim to be a leading provider of accessible education for current and emerging progressive activists and organizational changemakers.
Heather is Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). She also serves as Co-director of the Curriculum Transformation Project at AACC and has won awards for her commitment to social justice work including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Zeitgeist Award.
She is coeditor of Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches, a leading textbook in the field, and Theory and Praxis: Women’s and Gender Studies at Community College, which advocates for feminist education in community colleges. Her most recent projects include serving as guest editor for the 50th anniversary issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly and her new co-written book project, ACT NOW! A Feminist Toolkit for Twenty-First Century Activism.
Heather’s Ph.D. is from the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Maryland and she is the co-founder of The Not-School School for Social Justice. She lives in Washington, DC with her Jack Russell Terrier, Maisie.
Kim is an award-winning teacher-activist specializing in intersectional, gender-based research and racial justice advocacy. The author of two books, Imagining Russia and Stampede, and a dozen or so book chapters and articles, she has worked for more than two decades in social justice-oriented curriculum design and implementation across corporate, non-profit, government, and education sectors.
Currently Professor and Coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies at Mount Royal University in Canada's Treaty 7 Territory, Kim has a Ph.D. from the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Maryland and is working on an MSW in Social Policy and Community Organizing from Western New Mexico University. Kim is a co-founder of The Not-School School for Social Justice. She belongs to a mini mystery mutt named Sunshine with whom she plays agility and hikes the Rocky Mountains.
Learn more at www.kawilliamsphd.com.
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Do you know Domestika? The learning portal that offers on-line courses for creatives in areas ranging from design and illustration to writing and marketing? Well, The Not-School School for Social Justice aims to be for progressive social justice advocates and activists what Domestika is for creatives. And we need YOU to make it happen!
But fear not! You don't need to know anything about on-line course creation -- even though we bet you already do. If you're intrigued but worried about the tech, don't worry; we've got you covered!
Earn a passive income from content you're likely already creating everyday for your students. Upload videos, webinars, mini-courses, e-books, worksheets, course activities, etc. The sky's (almost) the limit!
As a soon-to-be 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and in keeping with our intersectional feminist approach, The Not-School School is aiming for a co-operative financial model in which all Content Creators will retain 80% of the income generated from the content they create. In other words, if people buy your digital stuff, you'll earn money!
We're still sorting the details, but for the moment, please complete this form or email us at email@example.com and tell us about your idea(s).
We are actively recruiting folx to serve on the The Not-School School's inaugural Board of Directors.
If you’re excited by our vision for a new model for social justice education and want to be a part of our leadership teams, send us an email. We believe in the power of feminist collaboration!
Don't be shy, now.
Most marginalized academics learn to devalue our extraordinary skills, experiences, contributions, and accomplishments. So even if you're "just" an Assistant Professor, or "only" a graduate student, we want to hear from you if you'd like more information on this exciting volunteer opportunity to help shape a brand-spanking-new startup progressive social justice non-profit organization.
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Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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