In 2012, like minded educators and community members from and around South Central Los Angeles came together to address the need for a decolonial, multi-ethnic educator space that was intentionally grounded in critical education, transformative justice, and healing practices. After developing a collective vision for autonomous, sustainable, and liberatory spaces of learning, the group created a community -building, sharpening political clarity, healing, and refining curricular and instructional praxis. Abbreviated as People's Ed, this multi-ethnic organization centers the voices and experiences of marginalized peoples, such as people of color, women, LGBTQI, among other communities, People's Ed works to support it's members by resisting the isolating experiences of the current neoliberal educational context, engaging in collective inquiry to more deeply understand the impacts of colonialism on teaching and learning, and working towards solutions that are socially transforming such as: participating in local and national political campaigns, conducting community forums, hosting political education dialogues (in regular general body meetings), and cultivating survival programs for teachers (in regular healing and wellness spaces and a monthly teacher inquiry group) and young people (in an annual summer freedom school).
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