Radical Sunday School: Learning through “World” Travelling – But not the Worlds You Think

Sunday 17 March 2024, Radical Sunday School: Learning through “World” Travelling – But not the Worlds You Think. From 18:00 till 20:00.

Understanding one another is difficult in our polarized, fragmented and complex world. Most people have a hard time engaging, let alone connecting, with those who have other worldviews. Your family who believes all ‘foreigners’ should be deported, colleagues who believe you are too idealistic, or that one particular sort-of friend, but not really, who has a strange obsession with the imminent proletarian revolution, they all, in their own way, seem to be stuck in their own world. You do not get them, they do not get you. In this worldly Sunday session, we will reflect on the issues and complexities arising from such divisions and how we might, against all odds, be able to connect with one another. We will do so using the idea of “world”-travelling by scholar-activist Maria Lugones. We will travel to and between these worlds of experience to better understand one another. Let us travel to other “worlds” together!

The formal education system affects us all. Not only are we forced to attend schools growing up, but academic research shapes our governments, our news, and how we view the world around us. As much as many of us want to believe in the promise of institutional education, the sad fact is that our schools and universities are undemocratic and elitist. They perpetuate inequalities instead of giving people the tools to fight them. This world is fucked.

Here at Radical Sunday School, though, we know that another world is possible. Everyone should be able to direct their own learning, to grow together with their communities, and to live as though they’re already free. There are countless examples of movements already putting these ideas into practice. This collective is trying to follow in their footsteps, organizing to explore new ways of learning based on principles of autonomy, mutual aid, and egalitarianism.

This is not intended to be a course that you would have to follow all the way through. Jump in and out whenever you like. Sessions will be held every Sunday.

Radical Sunday School
radicalsundayschool [at] riseup [dot] net