“The classroom, with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. This is education as the practice of freedom.” — bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress, 1994

Protest itself is a form of pedagogy. Through uniting in solidarity, we learn from each other the tools by which we can improve the conditions of our lives. And the ephemera of protest movements—the pamphlets and flyers, posters and publications, all designed to inform, persuade, and motivate the masses—make up a powerful reading list in the course of social justice.

The simple demand for education—for access to quality information about one’s history and culture—can also be an act of defiance against exclusionary narratives.

In this section are materials that inform and influence the public, expand histories to tell untold stories, and remind us of what happens when freedom of information is denied.


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