FreedomSchool is active in conducting research on Black Liberatory Education.  In 2020, FreedomSchool’s co-director, LeRoi Newbold, completed a study on the tenets of Black Liberatory Education in Ontario.  These tenets, used to guide FreedomSchool’s practice, are as follows

  • Centering Black histories of resistance
  • Intersectionality
  • Transformative Justice
  • Arts Based Pedagogy
  • Land Based Learning
  • Spirituality
  • Disabilities Justice.

Currently, FreedomSchool is working collaboratively with Dr. Janelle Joseph to explore Black Movement Based Art as a key tenet of Black Liberatory Education.  In particular, we are studying vogue, dancehall, capoeira and self-defense in relation to Black liberation and education.