Life, Legality & Love

Life, Legality & Love

SUMMARIZATION

We explore…her work with the Suspension Representation Project in New York, surviving childhood, co-founding a self-directed learning space for teens and adults (Dida Academy in Brooklyn), children’s legal rights (existing and proposed legislation), and her deep interests in possibly policy work/political advocacy.

Danielle A. Levine’s work has been and still is heavily directed by a complex set of realities that damage the lives of many children and families, and most often affect black and brown families more than white families. Danielle and her business partner, William Schmidt set up space (they call it Dida Academy) in Brooklyn, New York to address these complex realities with self-directed education. She is very interested in the legal rights of children and the policies that hinder those rights. Danielle is an eventual mama who is working really hard to create change and opportunity for children today and her own future children.

8 GEMS FROM THIS EPISODE

 

  1. Dida’s Online Home

  2. Dida on Facebook

  3. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by legal scholar, Michelle Alexander

  4. University of Rochester is Self-Directed Education friendly with very flexible curriculum, per Danielle

  5. Brown University is known for being very open with their curriculum, per Danielle

  6. Sarah Lawrence College is also known for being very open with their curriculum, per Danielle

  7. Education Liberation (a short, informative piece by Danielle)

  8. The Alliance for Self-Directed Education

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