Scheduled

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Basic Bike Maintenance at Cycles for Change (October)

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. Participants aren’t expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn! In addition to providing technical explanations and building mechanical knowledge and confidence, this class will attempt to provide a basic overview of the role of community bike shops throughout the country and world, as we work to build sustainable transportation movements locally and globally.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the primary educational staff at Sibley I am responsible for teaching all classes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn from and instruct hundreds of people.
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 10/02/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Begining Bicycle Maintenance!
micahthompson's picture

Basic Bike Maintenance at Cycles for Change (September)

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. Participants aren’t expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn! In addition to providing technical explanations and building mechanical knowledge and confidence, this class will attempt to provide a basic overview of the role of community bike shops throughout the country and world, as we work to build sustainable transportation movements locally and globally.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the primary educational staff at Sibley I am responsible for teaching all classes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn from and instruct hundreds of people.
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Begining Bicycle Maintenance!
micahthompson's picture

Basic Bike Maintenance at Cycles for Change (May)

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. Participants aren’t expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn! In addition to providing technical explanations and building mechanical knowledge and confidence, this class will attempt to provide a basic overview of the role of community bike shops throughout the country and world, as we work to build sustainable transportation movements locally and globally.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the primary educational staff at Sibley I am responsible for teaching all classes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn from and instruct hundreds of people.
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Begining Bicycle Maintenance!
micahthompson's picture

Basic Bike Maintenance at Cycles for Change(April)

This class is designed as a complete introduction to the basics of maintaining your bicycle yourself. Learning to fix your own bike can save you money, ensure access to reliable transportation, and be a rewarding personal experience to understand how your vehicle functions. Participants aren’t expected to know anything beforehand – the only thing you need to bring is your lovely selves, your bike if you want, and a creative desire to learn! In addition to providing technical explanations and building mechanical knowledge and confidence, this class will attempt to provide a basic overview of the role of community bike shops throughout the country and world, as we work to build sustainable transportation movements locally and globally.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the primary educational staff at Sibley I am responsible for teaching all classes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn from and instruct hundreds of people.
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Begining Bicycle Maintenance!
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Energy Healing & Increasing Bliss

We will share healing time, stories, guided meditation, & techniques for relaxation, self-healing, & healing others. Energy healing topics include: working with universal energy, patterns of energy movement in & around the body, sensing & moving blockages, breath, & symbols. Please dress for comfort & bring a pillow if you can (no worries if you can't). Reiki, Yoga, Qi Gong and other holistic methods will be covered.

*Please note: Despite the potentially provocative title, this class is NON-SEXUAL, open to all ages, & will have an environment of Super Safe Space. The title is in reference to how GREAT energy healing can feel!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]

Location

Gaia Democratic School/Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
United States
Phone: 612-823-0154
Facilitator's experience: 
I believe everyone of us is able to heal ourselves from much suffering through accessing universal energy & using techniques for relaxation. Healing ourselves is an act of liberation. Over the past twenty-some years, I have studied energy healing traditions such as Usui Reiki, Qi Gong, Massage, Reflexology, Authentic Movement & Sound Healing. I have co-created a healing system based on personal ancestry & archetypes called Old Ways Healing. I am also a Reiki Master and co-founder of Lucky Palm Healing Arts in Minneapolis. I hold a Masters in Human Development: Educational Psychology, a BA in Holistic Education with a minor in Intermedia Arts & a Women's Studies Certificate. I have been blessed with awesome teachers! Some of them are listed here: --Nirhebe --Master Lin --Yeye Luisah Teish --Iya Origbega --Iya Amoke Kubat
Facilitator phone number(s): 
6127281198
6128230154
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Fri, 02/21/2014 - 12:30 - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Gaia Democratic School/Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
United States
Phone: 612-823-0154
Energy Healing and Increasing Bliss
exco's picture

Indigenous Imperative!

 

The premise of course is that our future is not only ecological but
indigenous. We will be looking at not only the Six Nations Confederacy,
but several other cultural and political powers in the western
hemisphere including the Hopi, the Ojibway, the Inca, the Maya, Aztecs
and many others.  Be ready to also consult your own indigenous roots as well as learn about indigenous people of the Americas.  

One of the goals of this course will be to not only
push the envelope but get rid of the envelope. No discussion of our
problems or potentials is possible without our indigenous center.

 

Tuesdays 6-8PM

 

Ray deosn't use email much, so please call if you need to get a hold of him.

 
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue Old Main. Room 002 at Macalester College Campus
St. Paul, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Ray has taught this class and others with EXCO since the very first session in Fall 2006. He is a strong supporter of popular education in the Twin Cities. If you would like to get in touch with Ray please call him.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651-714-0288
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue Old Main. Room 002 at Macalester College Campus
St. Paul, MN
United States
Additional class location information: 
Old Main is the Student Union Building at Macalester. Room 002
Indigenous imperative
cstapel's picture

The Sociological Imagination: Introduction to Sociology

In this course you will develop a sociological perspective that allows you to recognize how society impacts the actions, thoughts, and feelings of the individuals within it. You will explore how crime and deviance, gender, sexuality, social inequality, race and ethnicity, politics, family, religion, and education 1) keep society stable, 2) create inequality in society and 3) attach meanings to everyday life.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave 1st Floor Common Area (near Jimmy Johns)
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
PhD, Sociology; Community Faculty, Metropolitan State University; Adjunct Instructor, University of Kentucky; Adjunct Instructor, Bluegrass Community and Technical College; Teacher, Boston Public Schools; Teacher, The Blake School
Facilitator phone number(s): 
309.453.8805
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Additional class time information: 
TBA
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave 1st Floor Common Area (near Jimmy Johns)
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States
44° 56' 49.8768" N, 93° 17' 49.9812" W
Fall 2013 Sociology
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Indigenous Imperative: Native Thought and its Implications in the age of IDLE NO MORE

Location: Macalester College, Old Main, Room 003

The premise of the course is that our future is not only ecological but indigenous. We will be looking at not only the Six Nations Confederacy, but several other cultural and political powers in the western hemisphere including the Hopi, the Ojibway, the Inca, the Maya, Aztecs and many others. One of the goals of this course will be to not only push the envelope but get rid of the envelope. No discussion of our problems or potentials is possible without our indigenous center. Forget casino gambling, fry bread, pow wows, Sherman Alexie's cynical novels, and all of the other caricatures of first nations people. Rather we are going to vigorously look at the loose medicine bundle of values and cultures which evolved on this continent called sacred turtle island. We will advocate for a robust restoration of native teachings while turning inward to examine each of our own indigenous roots.

NOTE: Ray does not use email all that much so calling is preferred.

Also due to some times in the past with people leaving part way through the session Ray is requesting that participants sign up with the full intent to attend every class session. He is willing to write any class participant a letter of recommendation upon completion of the class. Please only sign up if you plan to make it to almost every class.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Macalester College - Old Main Room 003 St. Paul, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Ray Tricomo is an Italian American born in Detroit. He attended Wayne State University from 1963-67, and majored in English with minors in Sociology and History. In 1970, he earned a masters in African Studies. From 1970-74, he worked on a PHD in African history with minor in medical geography and US history. Ray Tricomo was the Green Party Minnesota's 2002 nominee for the US Senate. Today, he mentors Kalpulli Turtle Island Multiversity, a community dedicated to education and land restoration to the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America). He has been teaching EXCO classes in every session since EXCO's inception in Fall 2006.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651-714-0288
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 03/05/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 04/02/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Macalester College - Old Main Room 003 St. Paul, MN
United States
44° 57' 13.3308" N, 93° 5' 23.8488" W
Additional class location information: 
Macalester Campus Map: http://www.macalester.edu/about/maps/
exco
mh605's picture

Shape note singing

Do you love to sing, or would you like to learn? Come and sing with the Twin Cities Sacred Harp/shape note singing community! I will teach an informal singing class from 5 p.m.-about 5:30 p.m.or so. Then stay and practice your new-found skill by singing with the group until 7:30. (You may leave earlier if you wish.)No experience necessary; only a love of singing is helpful. You don't need to have a choir or operatic voice to sing; just bring the voice you have! Some music-reading skill is helpful, but you can also learn as you go. If this class goes well and is popular, we'll continue it informally after the dates listed below.

Sacred Harp continues a more than 200-year-old tradition of singing hymns, anthems and gospel songs using shaped note heads to indicate position on the scale. Singers sit in a square by parts, and singing is full-throated, heartfelt and enthusiastic. Fellowship and community are important parts of this tradition.

No religious affiliation, nor any audition, is required to join the community.

For more information about shape note singing from the Sacred Harp, see http://www.fasola.org and http://www.mnfasola.org.

Details:

Tuesdays, 5-7:30
February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19
We will start the class on an earlier date if enough sign up. In that case, class can be ongoing.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

University Baptist Church
1219 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
Phone: 612-331-1768
Facilitator's experience: 
I am a musician who has been singing shape note music for 21 years. I have also traveled other places to sing this music with people.
Class minimum size: 
any number
Class maximum size: 
any number
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:00 - 19:30
Tue, 02/26/2013 - 17:00 - 19:30
Tue, 03/05/2013 - 17:00 - 19:30
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 17:00 - 19:30
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 17:00 - 19:30
Additional class time information: 
Class is every Tuesday from 5-7:30 p.m. from February 19-March 12. Participants may leave early if they wish. We will start the class on an earlier date if enough sign up and class can be ongoing.
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
University Baptist Church
1219 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
Phone: 612-331-1768
44° 58' 49.2312" N, 93° 14' 17.934" W
Additional class location information: 
Class is in an upstairs classroom. Enter by the office door and go up to the third floor. Elevator is available; contact instructor if needed.
Shape note singing from The Sacred Harp
Steve G's picture

Open Forum on Money - Presented by the Institute for the Renewal of Economic Life (IREL) - Spring 2013

Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Repeats every week on the 31 of January every Thursday until Thu May 23 2013 .
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 19:00 - Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 21:00
Concerning money, there is a story to be told and a vision to behold behind the monetary riddles that haunt our post-modern world.

Location:
Macalester College (Old Main, Room 010)
1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

Dates & Times: Every Thursday from January 31 through May 23, 2013

All (18) sessions will convene from 7:00 to 9:00 pm:
January 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Open Forum:
These sessions are conceived of as open forums that will introduce the participant to the way money originates and how, generally, the financial order, political life and civilized culture arises from that process. From there we will explore money and economy along whatever avenues of inquiry are of interest to those attending. All are welcome, whether having attended a previous session or not. This “Open Forum” is designed for those looking for a way to break out of the current paralysis that has overtaken public discourse, practical application and conscious thinking on matters of money. It is not conceived of being a place to get financial counseling, sell a product, or impose any form of economic dogma. Rather, it is envisioned as an exercise in helping participants to think more clearly and consciously about money itself, thereby cultivating the ground for new economic ideas to arise. Participants are invited to come with their own particular topics, questions and materials to share.

The tenor of these sessions will be informal. They will start at 7 pm (promptness is helpful), and end at 9 pm, or however long people want to stay and talk.

Facilitator's experience: 
Richard Kotlarz: Richard is a seeker after the truth about money and the economic life, who has engaged in literally thousands of discussions on money-related topics with people from all walks of life, across the U.S., and in Canada and Europe. He is currently in the process of founding a monetary institute (Institute for the Renewal of Economic Life (IREL)) centered in the Twin Cities. Steven Gorg: Steven is a professional environmental engineer who has come to see that becoming truly conscious about money is the portal through which a meaningful and effective ecological and social transformation can be achieved. Richard and Steven have discovered that, concerning money, there is a story to be told and a vision to behold of which We the People are getting hardly even an inkling through conventional media, academic orthodoxy, or popular culture.

Location

Macalester College (Old Main, Room 010)
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
United States
44° 56' 26.9664" N, 93° 10' 7.716" W
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]
Address: 
Macalester College (Old Main, Room 010)
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
United States
44° 56' 26.9664" N, 93° 10' 7.716" W
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