Open Edu.


Open Edu is a free and accessible climate education series that centers the voices and perspectives of People of the Global Majority.

Open Edu teaches on multiple topics through 3 major lenses—human rights, climate justice and collective liberation.

We believe that education is the foundation of progress, and that collectively we can cultivate the critical thinking to dismantle harmful systems.

Systems Literacy

Spring 2024

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Mar 22
12pm ET

Systems Literacy 101 with Céline Semaan

Systems & Design Thinking
Mar 29
12pm ET

Mamluks: How Slaves Ruled an Empire with Charles Al-Hayek

Systemic Racism & Identity Politics
Apr 5
12pm ET

Reflections on Levantine Jewish History with Charles Al-Hayek

Systemic Racism & Identity Politics
Apr 12
12pm ET

Ecocide and Genocide with Earth Preservation Project

Environmental Impact
Apr 19
12pm ET

Storytelling and Reclaiming Narratives for Systemic Change with Jenan Matari

Critical Media Studies
Apr 26
12pm ET

Transforming Food Systems with Vivien Sansour

Systems & Design Thinking
May 10
12pm ET

Healing in the Time of Tragedy with Nadia Irshaid Gilbert

Collective Healing
May 17
12pm ET

Inclusive Frameworks for Collective Liberation with Céline Semaan

Systems & Design Thinking
May 24
12pm ET

Spiritual Alchemy with Lalah Delia

Collective Healing
May 31
12pm ET

Designing for Collective Liberation with Céline Semaan

Systems & Design Thinking
Jun 7
12pm ET

Pinkwashing and Palestine with Samer Alhato

Systemic Racism & Identity Politics
Jun 10
8pm ET

Community Care Event with Céline Semaan

Register for Spring 2024!

Systems & Design Thinking

Transforming Food Systems with Vivien Sansour

Systems Literacy 101 with Céline Semaan

Smart Cities with Aditi Desai

Beirut Symposium with Adib Dada, Charles Al-Hayek, Sara Al-Yafi

Designing Social & Environmental Justice with Antionette Carroll, Céline Semaan, Christine Platt

Algorithmic Bias with Tazin Khan

Forbidden Systems with Mandy Harris Williams

Equity-Centered Community Design with Antionette Carroll

Waste-Led Design with Céline Semaan

Critical Media Studies

Media Literacy with Collis Browne, Afeef Nessouli

Decolonizing Design with Maya Moumne

Reparative Media with Dr. Aymar Jéan Christian

Critical Media Literacy with Dr. Maytha Alhassen

Cancel Culture with Fariha Róisín

Fashion & Beauty Politics

Fashion and Blackness with Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Jonathan Square

Fashion And Prison Labor with Teju Adisa-Farrar

Fashion And Resistance with Korina Emmerich

Fashion And Spirituality with Anisa Tavangar

Fashion And Culture with Tracy Reese

Fashion And Waste with Liz Ricketts

Fashion And Colonialism with Céline Semaan

Regenerative Economics

(Re)designing Corporations with Céline Semaan

Leather: Fashion’s Dirty Secret with Céline Semaan, João Talocchi, Greg Higgs, Teju Adisa-Farrar, Cameron Russell

Q&A: Ask Me Anything with Aja Barber, Liz Ricketts, Céline Semaan, Dounia Wone

Upcycling Workshop — Waste as a Resource with Nicole McLaughin, Akilah Stewart

Jewelry Design for the Real World with Wing Yau, Bliss Lau

Environmental Impact

Material Literacy

Material Literacy with Seetal Solanki

History of Cotton with Teju Adisa-Farrar, Sha’Mira Covington

History of Microplastics with Madeleine MacGillivray

History of Plastic with Dr. Theanne Schiros

Collective Healing

Spiritual Alchemy with Lalah Delia

Healing in the Time of Tragedy with Nadia Irshaid Gilbert

CARE IS WHAT WE DO with Ross Gay

Spiritual Capacity with Syntyché Francella

Systemic Racism & Identity Politics

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