May Day Free University

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/01/2014
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Location
Madison Square Park
Madison Ave
New York City

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May Day Free University

Please join us for the 3rd annual May Day Free University in New York City!

We will create a space where everyone who cares about grassroots urban social justice can come together, learn about each others’ initiatives, and share old wisdom and new developments in radical politics.

We invite you to teach a class, lead a workshop, facilitate a discussion, or conduct a performance at the Free University, where everyone is a teacher and a student.

Submit your activity or sign up to volunteer here: http://bit.ly/1reHZeT

Fore more information on Free University-NYC, visit
http://freeuniversitynyc.org/

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Free University spreads! Join students, workers, faculty members, and community members at SUNY Stony Brook for our second annual May Day Free University:
https://www.facebook.com/maydaystonybrook
https://www.facebook.com/events/510609725714386/

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Calling all artists, collagists, photographers, designers, calligraphers! For the 3rd annual ‘May Day Free University,’ we invite you to create a poster or meme of your vision for FREE EDUCATION. We will share these widely online with your attribution, and do a small poster print run for May Day.

Send your work to FreeUniversityNYC@gmail.com

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The Free University of New York City is an experiment in radical community education and an attempt to create education as it ought to be, building on the historic tradition of movement freedom schools. First conceived as a form of educational strike in the run up to May Day, 2012, Free University has subsequently organized numerous days of free crowd-sourced education in parks, public spaces, museums, and subway stations in New York City.

Our project is born out of a recognition that the current system of higher education is as unequal as it is unsustainable, while vast sources of knowledge across communities are all-too-hidden and undervalued.

With increasing tuition at public and private institutions, the increasing use of precarious adjunct labor, and the larger and larger amounts of debt that students are expected to take on, a university education is becoming a rarefied commodity only available to the few. As a study/action alternative, Free University welcomes diverse networks of political education to connect, grow, and transform society together.

–This is a community listing by the #OWS Info Working Group-

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