Fall 10

Knaeble's picture

Namibia: One of Africa's Newest Nations

Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 13:30 - 15:30
Follow a Fulbright scholar as she discusses her experiences with Namibian social activists, freedom fighters, politicians, teachers, and students.

In the first half of the workshop, we examine Namibian history, geography, politics, and culture from the perspective of Namibian activists, freedom fighters, politicians, teachers, and students. During the second half, we learn from successful Namibian initiatives such as the Penduka Cooperative for Women, Habitat Research and Development Centre, Basic Income Grant, and Young Achievers Empowerment Program.

Facilitator's experience: 
In 2010, Anna Knaeble was named one of twelve US educators to participate in a Fulbright-Hays Curriculum Development Travel Seminar in Namibia. Under the guidance of the Center for Global Education at Augsburg College, Anna Knaeble worked collaboratively to produce authentic curriculum for US secondary teachers and learners. Ms. Knaeble currently works as a Data Coach for St. Paul Public Schools. She has seven years of teaching experience as English and French Teacher in Marseille, France and Columbia Heights, Minnesota. She holds a Master of Art Degree in Teaching as well as a Specialist Degree in Education Leadership.

Location

St. Paul MN
United States
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Additional workshop time information: 
Location of workshop will be emailed to all registered participants
Address: 
St. Paul MN
United States
Charles's picture

Astrology 101: Wish Upon a Star

I have for many years fostered an interest in the study and practice of the oldest science, astrology.  For millennia people watched the heavens to determine the best time to accomplish tasks, from mundane everyday things, to planning weddings, and waging wars. Over the centuries, astrology has been celebrated, refined, condemned, and celebrated again. It  has been  called an art, a science, and a superstitious pseudoscience. It is my goal to share the facets of it that emphasize all three. It is my hope that even if you do not subscribe to the beliefs of astrological pinciple that you will at least garner some information that can be used, at the very least, as a nice icebreaker in any social situation. In this class I will share my knowledge on the following aspects of a very important piece of human history:

*Natal astrology, or birth signs, using the traditional method and the supposed effects on personality

*Synastry, or astrological compatibility

*Using natal astrology to learn more about what the stars say about your natural tendencies, hopefully to gain insight into your psyche (whether it be through belief or disbelief is up to you)

*Mythology behind the constellations used and the different guises that each sign has gone through

*A history of the use and misuse of astrology across the globe

*Astrology from other cultures (briefly) Including Chinese "astrology", Vedic Astrology, and Mesoamerican astrology

*Whatever else we get around to!

Facilitator email(s): 
charles.e[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
Years of astrological study
group for astrologers and astrologer wannabes
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Polymathic Aesthetism (A forum and exhibition)

This class is both a forum and exhibition (everyone welcome!)

 

In this class we will be exploring:

A. Polymathic Aesthetisicm, a functional system for implenting ideas on a larger scale.  The aesthetic supposes that through the use of certain recontextualized metaphors such as Adam Smith's Invisible Hand and the Human web when paired with a little footwoork seemingly improbable ideas become probable, palitable, and overall doable.

B. The curation/installation of an exhibition.  We will create and hold an exhibition from conceptualizion all the way to installation.

 

You do not need any sort of "artistic" background or knowledge of the art to world to attend.  Polymathic Aesthetism caters to all talents and is not specific to so called "artistic talents."

 

(All minor art supplies are provided.)

Thanks a bunch!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
-BMOCA, Boulder, Co-Lab, -Pirate Gallery, Denver, Group Exhibition -Pirate Gallery, Denver, Solo Exhibition (Bakkheia Contingency and the Fountain of Eternally Wasted Youth) -BlackCat Gallery, Oaxaca Mexico, (bones w/ Adam Milner)
Facilitator phone number(s): 
307.399.6259
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
50
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 10/20/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 12/31/2010 - 18:00
Wed, 10/27/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 01/07/2011 - 18:00
Wed, 11/03/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 01/14/2011 - 18:00
Wed, 11/10/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 01/21/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 11/17/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 11/24/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 02/04/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 12/01/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 02/11/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 12/08/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 12/15/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 02/25/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 12/22/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 12/29/2010 - 18:00 - Fri, 03/11/2011 - 19:00
Participate in the curation of an exhibition.
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Winter Bike Commuting (December) - CANCELED

CANCELED due to low registration

Don't let the winter keep you off your bike.  Come learn tips on how to stay warm and safe while biking this winter, as well as how to maintain your bike against problems caused by salt and corrosion.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Jason has taught dozens of bike maintenance classes and several Winter Commuting classes. Jason is a year-round biker and has never owned a car. Join us Thursday, December 2 6-8pm.
Class minimum size: 
1
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Address: 
Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Additional class location information: 
Next to SugaRush donut shop, down the hall!
bikes
jtanzman's picture

Winter Bike Commuting

Don't let the winter keep you off your bike.  Come learn tips on how to stay warm and safe while biking this winter, as well as how to maintain your bike against problems caused by salt and corrosion.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Facilitator's experience: 
Jason has taught dozens of bike maintenance classes as well as multiple Winter Commuting bike classes. Jason is a year-round biker and bike activist.
Class minimum size: 
1
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 10/21/2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Additional class time information: 
6-8pm at Sibley Bike Depot
Address: 
Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Additional class location information: 
Next to SugaRush donut shop, down the hall!
bikes
Alicia's picture

Basic Bike Maintenance at Sibley Bike Depot (November 2010)

Learn the basics of fixing and maintaining your bicycle. This class will teach you how to maintain your bike and adjust it so it runs great. We'll cover everything from fixing a flat to overhauling your hubs.

Come learn bike repair skills with the knowledgeable staff and volunteers at Sibley Bike Depot, your friendly community bike shop in St. Paul!

Three Sundays in November: the 7th, 14th, and 21st from 12 to 2:30.

Sibley Bike Depot is at 712 University Avenue in St. Paul.

If this class fills up and you would like to get updates about when new classes will be happening, please visit sibleybikedepot.org and sign up for our email newsletter at the top of the site.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Alicia is a mechanic at Sibley and has taught many classes.
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Additional class location information: 
Between China One and Saigon Restaurants, down the hall
Begining Bicycle Maintenance!
Minnehaha Mama's picture

Winter Bike Commuting Workshop and Community Used Bike Drive

Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 12:30 - 16:00
At this free community event, attendees can learn about biking safely in winter and fixing a flat bike tire

The purpose of this event is to encourage community-building and shared learning around bicycling.

Facilitator's experience: 
Facilitator Jason Tanzman, along with presenters from St. Paul Smart Trips, have extensive experience with bike repair and bike commuting.

Location

Hamline Midway Library
1558 W. Minnehaha Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-642-0293
44° 57' 46.3572" N, 93° 9' 58.122" W
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Additional workshop time information: 
12:30-2: Used bike drive for Sibley Bike Depot's community programs; 1:30-3: Winter bike commuting workshop and children's activities; 3-4: How to fix a flat bike tire
Address: 
Hamline Midway Library
1558 W. Minnehaha Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-642-0293
44° 57' 46.3572" N, 93° 9' 58.122" W
Alicia's picture

Complete Bicycle Overhaul at Sibley Bike Depot (October 2010)

This intermediate class will build upon the skills taught in the Basic Bike Maintenance class and expand through overhauling an entire bicycle. It's recomended that students have taken the Basic class or have a similar beginning familiarity with bicycle repair. Participants will take apart, clean, and repack all bearing systems, including hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets. In addition, the will install new cables and housing on brakes and derailleurs as needed, and lubricate/adjust all shifting systems. In full, folks attending this class will learn how to perform a complete tune-up/overhaul of a bicycle. Participants will work with the same bike through the class, in order to see the complexities and intricacies of one specific bicycle. Note: All class participants will fix up SHOP BIKES during this class! Bikes fixed up will go into one of Sibley's many community programs designed to promote biking!

The class will be 4 Thursdays: Oct. 28, Nov 4, 11, & 18 from 6-8:30pm each day.

Please contact me with any questions!

Alicia

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave
St.Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Facilitator's experience: 
Alicia is a mechanic at Sibley and has taught many bike repair classes.
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Sibley Bike Depot
712 University Ave
St.Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Additional class location information: 
Between Saigon and China One, down the hallway
Perform a complete tune up and overhaul of a bicycle
luce's picture

RNC 8 Fall Event Series

Help us make this a time of movement building and solidarity!

Join the RNC 8 Defense Committee and an array of community organizations for six events coinciding with the trial of the final four RNC 8 defendants. The RNC 8 are Minneapolis activists who were charged with felony conspiracy for their role in organizing protests at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Events will begin with dinner and a brief update on the trial, followed by different content each week. Half of proceeds will go to the RNC 8 defense fund, and half will be donated to rotating political projects.

 

November 5: COINTELPRO 101

Screening of the new documentary “COINTELPROP 101” and Q&A w/ former political prisoners Claude Marks and Ricardo Jiménez.

proceeds benefit soon-to-be political prisoner Scott DeMuth's defense fund

 

November 12: No SB1070! No to anti-immigrant laws, from AZ to MN

Co-sponsored by MIRAc; slideshow and reflection on anti-SB1070 actions and organizing across the country with organizer Isaac Martín.

proceeds benefit MIRAc (Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee)

 

November 19: Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS) - We Are Not Alone

Co-sponsored by MARS; Panel discussion on the history (and future) of Twin Cities radical spaces.

proceeds benefit MARS (Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space)

 

December 3: TC Indymedia 2010 Resistance in Review

Co-sponsored by TC Indymedia; videos, slideshows and reflection on Midwest resistance in 2010

proceeds benefit resistance to mountain top removal in Appalachia

 

December 10: The Forest for the Trees/Shannon Murray

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

Location

Waite House
2529 13th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
RNC 8 supporter.
Time/Location
Class times: 
Fri, 11/05/2010 - 18:30 - 21:00
Address: 
Waite House
2529 13th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
44° 57' 21.9168" N, 93° 15' 21.0636" W
The RNC 8 Defense Committee supports the RNC 8, charged with conspiracy for their role in organizing protests at the 2008 RNC in St. Paul.
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Black Folk: Culture Defeats Holocaust

This class explores in depth the social and institutional struggles of African-Americans in the United States.  Dealing the the problems and effects of racism, and the state of race relations today.

Thursdays 6-8PM

Facilitator email(s): 
none

Location

Macalester College Old Main, Room 009
1600 Grand Ave 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: 
Thu, 09/30/2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Thu, 10/07/2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Thu, 10/14/2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Thu, 10/21/2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Thu, 10/28/2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Thu, 11/04/2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Thu, 11/11/2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Thu, 11/18/2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Address: 
Macalester College Old Main, Room 009
1600 Grand Ave St. Paul, MN
United States
44° 56' 25.1484" N, 93° 10' 2.7912" W
Black Folk: Culture Defeats Holocaust
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