“Race and racism in the U.S. is not just about personal feelings, personal dislikes, hatred, or saying bad words. Racial prejudice is embedded in our institutions and systems.”
—Dustin Washington, AFSC’s community justice director in Seattle
Freedom School 101
View the images above to learn about the history and format of the Tyree Scott Freedom School in Seattle. Since August, AFSC programs in St. Louis and Minneapolis have offered Freedom Schools based on this model.
Lessons on anti-racist organizing
St. Louis Freedom School participants reflect on how they can challenge racism nonviolently:
Dustin Washington, community justice director in Seattle, on unpacking structures of racism and oppression:
Working to stop construction of a new youth detention facility in the Seattle area, a coalition of activists—led by many Freedom School attendees who are now involved with AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism program—is educating the public on just how the new facility would impact their communities. Read about their progress in these local news stories: