For activists that are also part of the student crowd, the end of the holidays can be both a curse and a blessing. If you feel returning to long classes and biased readings aren’t teaching you the things you want to learn, dedicate some of your energy to seeking out your own materials.
Check out this plea to buck the system and decide what you want to learn. It’s a great argument for learning via self-taught material, rather than becoming slave to the routine and limitations of traditional education. Some great suggestions to begin moving away from traditional (and limited) education models:
-read things that are interesting to you
-seek out new materials and resources to learn things you’ve always wanted to learn
-form a small group to teach some of your talents and learn new skills from your friends
Browse around the Campus Activism website for ways to get involved, and if you’re already leading others in activist work or organizing, check out this 3-Minute Action for keeping your fellow students engaged in whatever campaign you’ve got on the go right now.
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