A Disimagination Machine

People who remember court madness through pain, the pain of the perpetually recurring death of their innocence; people who forget court another kind of madness, the madness of the denial of pain and the hatred of innocence. – James Baldwin When I was 23, I started writing about my career. Studying at The Evergreen StateContinue reading “A Disimagination Machine”

Adam Fletcher’s Books on Sale!

My books are on sale at Amazon this weekend! Catch The Guide to Student Voice for only $11.39 – that’s 25% off! My The Freechild Project Youth-Driven Programming Guide is only $10 this weekend! It’s exciting to share these with you, and I hope you take time to order them right away. More coming soon!Continue reading “Adam Fletcher’s Books on Sale!”

Coming May 2013: “Inconvenient Youth” by Adam Fletcher

CommonAction is proud to announce Coming May 2013 “Inconvenient Youth: A Guide to Discrimination Against Young People”  by Adam Fletcher, founder of The Freechild Project. Contact us for information, including author booking and appearances, orders, and more. Email info@commonaction.org Phone (360) 489-9680

Disruptive Dignity

Standing in the shadows of downtown Manhattan, I see a city mustering the courage to face another day. Its a short while after 9/11, and the scars that redefined the NYC’s existence are palpable. The early morning cabs and buses are greeted by flower delivery trucks and slow motion service workers making their way to serveContinue reading “Disruptive Dignity”

Meaningful Student Involvement Series

Do YOU know about the series of booklets I wrote detailing research, examples, and theory supporting Meaningful Student Involvement? In 2003 and 2005, the HumanLinks Foundation provided support for me to create these booklets. The four publications together are a brief introduction to creating opportunities for student-inclusive school change in all grade levels. Through the Guide toContinue reading “Meaningful Student Involvement Series”

Adam Fletcher’s Work in Schools

Just over 20 years ago, I was a high school sophomore who began a organizing my friends in our urban, low-income, predominantly African American neighborhood in a Midwestern city focused on improving our school. After leading the campaign for three years, I stopped trying to fix schools until I was 25. That year I wasContinue reading “Adam Fletcher’s Work in Schools”