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Everyone watch out! We’re about to add a slew of new classes!

11 Feb

This new session (semester? oh my) of Austin Free Skool is already jam packed with lots of fun and interesting workshops, classes, and lectures. So many, in fact, that our tireless volunteers haven’t updated this website yet! But we’re working on it. Stay tuned!

Puppet Making & Creative Political Action Workshop

14 Jan



The Event went splendidly! Join us on February 3rd for the next workshop!ImageImage

Successful Meeting

14 Jan

There was a good turnout and 8 new class proposals!Image

Class Proposal Deadline (January 20th)

7 Jan

Hey everyone, we are setting up our calendar for February & March! If you have always wanted to teach but were waiting to see if the world would end… well it didn’t! Now is the time! Get involved in Austin Free Skool!

We are looking for class leaders, volunteers, collective members, event planners, promoters, & trying to partner with other organizations. If you are interested come join us at our first collective meeting this year on January 13th!

Puppet Making & Creative Political Action Workshop

7 Jan
Workers Defense Project and Austin Free Skool is having a puppet-making and creative political action workshop! We will be creating puppets for our We Build Texas! march happening next February that will represent the problems workers face in the construction industry. To check out what the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has done in the past, please click here. **No specific skills required: we will teach you all you need to know** We hope to see you there!

¿Eres creativo? ¿Te gustaria aprender a construir muñecos gigantes? ¿Quieres participar en una buena causa? ¡Pues tienes suerte! Acompáñanos el Domingo 13 de Enero, a las 1:30-5pm en 5604 Manor. Proyecto Defensa Laboral y Austin Free Skool tendrá un taller sobre la acción política creativa y cómo construir muñecos gigantes. Luego estaremos construyendo varios muñecos gigantes para la gran marcha que vamos a tener el próximo febrero, que se llama ¡Construimos Texas! Mirar lo que Coalition de Immokalee Workers hicieron, por favor aga click aquí. **No se requiere conocimiento previo solo muchas ganas, por que aquí aprenderemos juntos** ¡Te esperamos!

We’re Back!

7 Jan


Hey Everyone,
We’re back from the winter interim and here are some updates on whats been going on with Austin Free Skool!

1. We are currently setting up a new website that will look super glamorous and be more practical and resourceful!
2. Increasing our physical presence and trying to build more partnerships throughout the community!
3. We have recently obtained fiscal sponsorship thanks to College Houses and are eligible to apply for grants!
4. Working on the Feb/March Calendar and other media

Check the calendar for events & If you would like to get involved please send us an email!
Happy New Year!

Ed Talks was a rousing success!

3 Dec

First, thank you to everyone who attended and spoke. This was our second Ed Talks event and the first one organized, funded, and promoted entirely by Free Skool itself. Also thank you to Wardenclyffe for hosting the event.

We covered a lot of ground and heard from a lot of different speakers and backgrounds – from an English professor who moonlights as a certified naturalist, to a promoter of worker cooperatives, to a revolutionary photographer, to publishers of a feminist zine, and so much in between – and through all the different discussions, questions, and presentations a common theme emerged: community versus isolation.

Free Skool doesn’t normally wax poetic but Ed Talks really helped us underscore our purpose and mission: to remove divisions between people, to democratize education, and to help the community realize its potential. Education is community!