• InSolidarity
  • Making Global Education Accessible and Relevant


Our Goals

Design the “Model” exchange program that actively addresses barriers to studying abroad.
Launch services and programs to support curriculum internationalization.

We know that...

Our Manifesto

  1. International Travel can be a transformative experience for anyone involved.
  2. Global Education can be a powerful for positive social change as it builds skills needed to live in a global world.
  3. Barriers like cost, culture and curriculum block access to global education programming for African and Native American, low-income, STEM, community college, LGBT and First Generation students.

Our Questions

  1. What are the inclusion and diversity strategies that noticeably increase participation of underrepresented groups in Study Abroad and Exchange Programs?
  2. What support do Global Education advocates want and need to internationalize their projects and curriculum?
  3. What is the impact of a global framework on High School Extracurricular and After School programs?

Going Glocal

“I feel like I have the qualities that qualify me to be a global citizen and taking on this project made me be a better global citizen :-)” Going Glocal Alum

Going Glocal is a global citizenship project for young people and their families. The youth in our programs become global citizens through international travel (actual/virtual), community-service and language learning.

Stay tuned to learn about our Leadership and After School Programs.

Email (insolidarityinfo@gmail.com) me for a copy of the report from the first leadership program.

In October 2014, InSolidarity began a participatory research process into "Education Access" with Alumni from Global Glimpse and Global Leadership Adventures.

Since October, participants have identified Education as a "glocal" issue, relevant in all parts of the world, and began investigating what can be done to improve education at Oakland High School.

Email insolidarityinfo@gmail.com for a copy of the report.

Globalize was two weeks of Global Education advocacy and activity to help elementary, middle and high school communities explore Global learning and it’s relevance. In collaboration with Bay Area Community Resources; Afterschool Programs we surveyed over 30 educators, hosted a series of workshops and events exposing students and educators to global issues and tools to build global learning.

Haiti 2013

In January 2013, InSolidarity and BAJI joined forces to accomplish a long held dream: travel to Haiti to investigate human rights abuses, the US role in said abuses and what Americans can do to act in solidarity with Haitians.  Read the report here.

Aja is a self declared “Study Abroad Baby” and after three years living and study abroad, and three years working in international education, it became evident that socio-economic background was a major indicator of participation in international education programs.  Based on this, Aja became InSolidarity Project Director with Practicing Freedom Collective.  Her personal mission is to advocate for and build equity in global education and citizenship.

To learn more email me at insolidarityinfo@gmail.com

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About Us

The Practicing Freedom Collective supports communities to generate and enact their own solutions while strengthening their relationships through Popular Education practices. We amplify the liberatory, participatory and humanizing potential of programs, schools, campaigns, organizations and businesses working to create systemic social and cultural change. We believe that if we want our institutions, and political and economic systems to be participatory and democratic, then each step of the process to transform them should be participatory and democratic as well.

Upcoming Events

PAR - T! A celebration of Participatory Action Research for practioners and "the PAR curious" alike. Date TBD. Please contact us if you'd like to be involved.

Theater of the Oppressed 6 week spring series. For seasoned TO practitioners as well as folks totally new to this work. Date and location still being confirmed

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