Radical Sunday School: Student Movements, Then and Now. From Maagdenhuis to Binnengasthuisterrein

Sunday, June 9,  2024, Radical Sunday School: Student Movements, Then and Now. From Maagdenhuis to Binnengasthuisterrein. From 17:30 till 20:00.

They say “revolutions happen before the revolutionaries know what’s going on”, and in both the cases of the Maagdenhuis occupation (2015) and the Binnengasthuisterrein barricades (2024), organizers were take by surprise when masses of students occupied university buildings. Reflecting on the almost 10 years that have passed, we should wonder: what can these occupations tell us about revolutionary organizing, sustaining movements, and radicalizing new people (especially those outside the bubble)?

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 at Joe’s Garage.
Doors open at 17.30, we start sharp at 18.00!

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