Watch the official launch of the second edition of Revolutionary Education: Theory and Practice for Socialist Organizers, a PSL publication and the first book from the Liberation School Editorial Collective! The event was be hosted by the book’s editor, Nino Brown, and featured a panel discussion with contributing authors and socialist educators, including Curry Malott, Estevan Hernandez, Noah Roberts, Patricia Gorky, Jane Cutter, Walter Smolarek, and Rosa Astra.Order a copy
Promoting socialist consciousness is one of the central tasks of building a revolutionary movement in the U.S. This requires the organized and intentional efforts of an expansive base of militant organizers equipped to intervene in a variety of campaigns and movements. Such organizers are not only activists but also educators. Revolutionary Education will help facilitate the training of such revolutionary organizers and educators. The chapters in this book address a range of themes in Marxist educational praxis, touch on diverse historical movements, and provide examples of how they can inform our own practices today in pre-revolutionary times. Two appendices provide a series of tactics for facilitating the study, discussion, and teaching of revolutionary ideas.
“Teachers and organizers strike a common stance: one foot grounded in the mud and the muck of the world as it is, the other foot striding toward a world that could be, but is not yet. When we knock on a door, organize a meeting, or encounter our students, we see, not a collection of deficits and deficiencies, but sparks of meaning-making energy, agents with the power and the potential not only to understand the world, but, if they choose, to collectively transform it. Revolutionary Education—part credo and manifesto, part road map, part strategy and tactics—connects the dots. An indispensable text.”
– Bill Ayers, author of “Demand the Impossible,” “Public Enemy,” and “Teaching Toward Freedom.”
“Revolutionary Education is an incredible book for activists and educators alike, especially those looking for concrete tools to organize in classrooms, community centers, and shop floors. In pulling together this book, Liberation School has done a great service for the socialist movement.”
– Wayne Au, Professor, University of Washington Bothell; Editor, Rethinking Schools
“The new book from the Party for Socialism and Liberation, edited by Nino Brown, should serve not just as an interesting text but more as a field manual for organizers who are on the front lines in popular movements confronting the police, courts, corporate lawyers, politicians and other agents of the capitalist system. Throughout the book are recurring and practically relevant questions we face daily in all the work we do. As the title suggests this book was in fact written to assist socialist organizers who embrace their duty as revolutionary educators.”
– Estevan Hernandez, PSL organizer. Read the full review on Liberation News.