Donate to Freedom School
We are continuing to run our successful Freedom School Program in 2017, a 3 week long summer program for children aged 4-10 running in July. Freedom School is a response to a lack of humanizing, self-affirming, queer positive educational opportunities for Black children in the GTA. The money raised by this campaign will pay Black artists to create much needed educational resources for young children that teach Black Canadian and diasporic history.
What kind of Educational Resources?
The lack of educational materials for children aged 4-10 that teach about Black Canadian and diasporic history is glaring, so we need to make it! The Freedom School Committee will be working with Black Artists and allies to develop everything from Virtual Reality to Claymations to colouring books and beyond, covering topics like the Haitian Revolution to Sins Invalid to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. We intend to pay Black artists for their labour, while creating engaging and relevant new resources for students at Freedom School.
More about #BlackLivesMatter Freedom School
#BlackLivesMatter Freedom School is a 3 week long summer program running in summer 2017 for children aged 4 – 10. The purpose of the project is to respond to a lack of humanizing, self-affirming, queer positive educational opportunities for Black children in the GTA. Freedom school will provide an alternative setting for parents who do not feel that our children are being taught self-love, and a passion for justice and liberation through their formal education. The program is designed to teach children about Black Canadian and diasporic history, to engage children in political resistance to anti-Black racism and state violence through a trans-feminist lens, and to offer children an entry point into the #BlackLivesMatter movement. #BlackLivesMatter Freedom School is designed to support children and families living and growing in a reality of witnessing police violence in our communities. It is designed to support parent and youth voice through the development of a parent and youth advisory boards, that will help to guide the project.