The School for Conversion works for beloved communities that unlearn habits of social division.
We cultivate spaces for education and re-education, inspired largely by the popular education model developed in the Citizenship Schools and Freedom Schools of the freedom movement. We believe education comes from people gathering to listen, learn, and share with one another. This kind of education is particularly transformative when people come together across lines of division that would typically separate them--whether it is race, class, religion, or incarceration. We strive to create spaces where “surprising friendships” can happen, and we believe these relationships can convert people to a new way of living together and being in the world.