Study Manifesto 5.0 (2018), written collaboratively by Joy Mariama Smith and Raoni Saleh, is a passionate call to all “the nerds, the weirdos, the avatars, those mad about studying, the curious ones,” for them to discover and plunge into the joy of learning, knowledge, and intellectuality. Understood as study, it refuses to “do things all the time,” it is decentralized, decidedly collective, always emergent, always in movement, and “not white.” Radically different from what formal institutions of education propagate, study does not oppose or hate; rather, in a propositional mode, it resists and respects, welcomes, and “encourage[s] a healthy difference in understanding,” so that one learns more “beyond what is written.”
The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to support anyone who wishes to engage in a process of deepening self-discovery and to facilitate greater understanding and connection between people. © 2005 by Center for Nonviolent Communication Website: www.cnvc.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Tema Okun, changeworkDR
changeworkDR is a group of trainers, educators and organizers working to build strong progressive anti-racist organizations and institutions. changeworkDR can be reached at email@example.com .