April

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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!
goodwitch33's picture

What is a Metaphore?

"Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes all the difference." ~ Stephen King

1. Writing is a lonely and difficult endeavor.

2. The most important thing for a writer to do is write.

3. Writer's need encouragement.

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

Location

Powderhorn Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Glenda Reed is an artist, writer and world traveler currently writing a travel memoir about hitchhiking around the world on sailboats. She has exhibited her artwork at the Wright Museum of Art, the Hyde Park Art Center, the Third Ward, subway cars and sidewalks. Her latest travel musings can be read on her blog: www.hitchsailing.com
Facilitator phone number(s): 
5102551893
Class minimum size: 
2
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00 - 21:00
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 19:00 - 21:00
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 19:00 - 21:00
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 19:00 - 21:00
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 19:00 - 21:00
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
Powderhorn Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
What do writer's do? We write.
jencha's picture

Non-Traditional Parents Group

This class is intended to provide support to people with children who are raising their children or living their own lives in a non-traditional way.  We seek to share our experiences, thoughts and compassion with others who share the common bond of raising a young person in a time of revolution.  The subject of our meetings will ultimately be based on what the group would like to discuss but some subjects may include.

How we support our children in their individuality

How we deal with troubling behavior

How we deal with images and ideas from the media

Recipe shares/ diet

How we keep politically involved as parents

How we involve our children in the world

How we expose or shelter our children from politics 

How we embrace non-conformity in our households 

How we deal with critisism from the outside world

 

Children are welcome!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Politically involved, queer, non-traditional mother of an 8 and 9 year old.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
6514886031
Class minimum size: 
5
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:00 - 15:00
Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:00 - 15:00
Sat, 05/31/2014 - 14:00 - 15:00
Sat, 06/28/2014 - 14:00 - 15:00
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Address: 
United States
Non-traditional parents unite!
Izzy's picture

The Solidarity Economy

Drawing on the framework of The Solidarity Economy, also known as community economies, this class will explore how cooperative, caring, sustainable, equitable economic practices can exist and thrive within a predominantly corporate, capitalist culture. We will discuss the viability of the solidarity economy approach and it's potential for social change. What are the challenges and limitations to creating alternative economies (specifically in the United States)? We will read and discuss some literature from the community economies collective (http://www.communityeconomies.org/Home) and possibly some other articles depending on who is in the class and what people are interested in/ how much people want to read. We will also look at some specific examples of solidarity economics in practice, and conjure up our own visions of the kind of economy we would want to participate in. 

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I (Izzy) attended Hampshire College, where I studied political economy and generally how social hierarchies, environmental problems, and the capitalist economy are intertwined. In my final year, I was a teacher's assistant for a class on Social Entrepreneurship and got to facilitate one class on the Solidarity Economy. It was fun! I am especially interested in intentional communities and the idea of living a lifestyle in which one's livelihood, personal life, care of self and others are all integrated.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
603 801 9764
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:00 - 13:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN
United States
The Solidarity Economy
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Introduction to Screenprinting Workshop

Participants are invited to join local collective Living Proof for a one day screen-printing workshop on March 15th. We will cover how to prepare and print a single color screen print for paper 11x17 or smaller.  Participants will gain first hand experience working with all aspects of screenprinting, including: preparation, printing, paper handling, and clean-up while working in our DIY studio.  All materials (screens, emulsion, inks, paper) covered.  
This is a one day course that will be printing intensive. We will provide images that participants can compile into their own designs. Participants can bring transparencies with their own images, but should contact the facilitators via email to make sure that they are formatted correctly.

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

Location

Living Proof Print Collective
Corner of Columbus Ave and Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
We are both members of Living Proof Print Collective with a lot of experience screenprinting and teaching. Both facilitators have previously taught EXCO courses.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
9715061408
9715061408
Class minimum size: 
1
Class maximum size: 
6
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:00 - 17:00
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
Living Proof Print Collective
Corner of Columbus Ave and Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Additional class location information: 
Will send street address to participants
Participants are invited to join local collective Living Proof for a one day screen-printing workshop on March 15th.
rosalux's picture

Ride in the Street

Get together bicyclists who ride stay on sidewalks or protected paths because they are unsure or afraid of street traffic, choose destinations & ride to them together. Ride length & timing would depend on the group, but probably would start with 1-2 mile rides or even shorter. The first meeting would be discussing experience & goals and helping everyone track down equipment if needed.

I'd especially like to include parents hauling or riding with children. Practice using bike maps & comparing them to actual experience, connecting bus, pedestrian & car driver knowledge to bike knowledge, and getting comfortable on the street connections between protected riding paths.

This class would not start until the snow is mostly gone and evenings are light, no earlier than mid-April and possibly not until May depending on weather.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minneapolis Greenway at 5th Ave
5th Ave & Greenway street level Greenway crossing
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I've been fair-weather bike commuting in S Minneapolis since 1999, including hauling a baby & toddler & now riding alongside an elementary school child. I'm a low-gear transportation cyclist interested in bikes as a liberation & antipoverty tool.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
6127218781
Class minimum size: 
2
Class maximum size: 
8
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Additional class time information: 
Thursday nights would be my preferred time but a weekend afternoon would be possible if the class wanted that.
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minneapolis Greenway at 5th Ave
5th Ave & Greenway street level Greenway crossing
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Additional class location information: 
I have a few indoor spaces in mind for backup, all publicly accessible (starting with the tables in the Midtown Exchange). Locations after the first would be decided in class
Group bike rides for people who can ride a bike but haven't ridden in traffic or are riding with kids.
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Beginning Screenprinting with Living Proof: Workshop for People of Color

Participants are invited to join members of the Living Proof Print Collective for a two-day workshop covering the fundamentals of screenprinting exclusively for people of color. We will emphasize Do-It-Yourself (DIY) methods so folks can take their screenprinting skills out into their communities! Because of its DIY nature and capacity to efficiently create multiple copies of an image, screenprinting has historically been an art medium used to widely spread messages. We’re hosting this workshop specifically for people of color as a way to create a space to consider our positions as art-makers in our communities.

The first day, Saturday, April 13th 1-4 PM we will focus on designing images to print and exposing screens. The next day, Sunday, April 14th 1-4pm we will be printing and sharing prints! By the end of the workshop, participants will make their image into a one-color print that they can put on paper or fabric to share and post widely and wildly. We will cover print shop basics, introduce materials and alternative inking and printing processes.

We are definitely open to participant input on class structure, though we will be cramming a ton into a short period of time so it would be great to hear from you with any questions or hopes before the actual workshop begins. We will be sending out some prep materials before the workshop and we encourage you to check these out to be more prepared for class when it starts.

IMPORTANT: Due to space limitations, we can only allow 6 participants for this 2-day workshop. Please sign up only if you can attend both days, in addition to self-identifying as a person of color and/or indigenous. We are planning to offer these again in the future so just let us know if you're interested in future workshops and we'll keep you in the loop.

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

Location

Living Proof Print Collective studio/shop
near Lake St. and Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
We are independent artists who incorporate printmaking into our artistic practice. We believe in printmaking as a powerful personal and political tool. We founded Living Proof Print Collective (http://wehavelivingproof.wordpress.com/) to create a space where we could create our own artwork and help provide access and resources to various community members and groups. Over the last year we have put together a printmaking shop with capacity to teach workshops in and out of shop, and provide space for multiple practicing artists, all on a grassroots budget. We make prints!
Class minimum size: 
2
Class maximum size: 
6
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:00 - Sun, 04/14/2013 - 16:00
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
Living Proof Print Collective studio/shop
near Lake St. and Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
44° 56' 54.0384" N, 93° 15' 45.7128" W
Additional class location information: 
44° 56' 54.0132" N, 93° 15' 45.7164" W
A two-day, introductory screenprinting workshop for folks who self-identify as people of color and/or indigenous.
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Basic Bicycle Maintenance at SPOKES (April)

Spring is coming! Save money, fix things up, and learn the basics of how to tune up and maintain your bike after a long winter. This is designed as an introduction to the subject, so participants are not expected to have a background in bikes before coming to class. Just bring your self, your bike (if you want), and enthusiasm to take things into your own hands and renew the cycle!

SPOKES Bike Walk Connect is a new, innovative community bike and walking center with a goal of getting more people biking and walking for transportation and exercise. Its mission is to engage low-income and under-represented communities in biking and walking while building community connections in Minneapolis. More information and events can be found at www.spokesconnect.org or facebook.com/spokesconnect.

Class times: Tuesdays in April, 6-8:30pm.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

SPOKES Bike Walk Connect
1915 22nd St S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: 6127877433
Facilitator's experience: 
Andrew & Ana are avid cyclists and teachers, and have taught a number of bike classes together in Minneapolis. When struck with inspiration, they take the liberty to share bad puns with anyone that finds themselves within ear-shot.
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 20:30
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:30
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 05/14/2013 - 20:30
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
SPOKES Bike Walk Connect
1915 22nd St S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: 6127877433
44° 57' 38.934" N, 93° 14' 37.2336" W
Additional class location information: 
SPOKES is a half block west of Minnehaha on 22nd St.
Introduction to fixing your bike yourself!
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Reconciling with our Landbase: The Evolving Concept of Bioregionalism

Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 17:30 - 22:00
"What would you be willing to give up... what would we gain in return?"

"What would we be willing to give up... what would we gain in return?"

The purpose of this workshop is to view the documentary film ‘Occupied Cascadia’ to inspire transformative thoughts and discussions in relationship to our bioregion with specific attention to the mining threats to our beloved Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). A discussion with the directors of the film as well as mining and BWCA interest groups will take place immediately after the viewing.

Schedule
5:30 PM - Open discussion
6:30 PM - Screening of 'Occupied Cascadia'
(see the trailer at http://vimeo.com/38078416)
8:30 PM - Panel Discussion until 10:00 PM

***
‘Occupied Cascadia’ is a documentary film exploring the evolving concept of bioregionalism across this land base. Historically, the diverse voices throughout this land have paved the way for many movements. The directors of this film feel that they have captured an essence of this evolving culture. So, what defines the people of this region? Are the people of this region forging a new path?

With resource wars upon us, governments are more oppressive than ever, global economies are destabilizing, corporations and media are continually dividing us and most seem to have some notion of an imminent collapse on the horizon. Are we capable of coming together, and if so, where do our commonalities lie?

The people of Cascadia are diverse in opinions, stories and backgrounds and much like the larger nations we are a part of, we are divided by fundamentalism. What changes must we really make in order to provide for future generations, including the natural world? Explore these concepts and more.

This film was Co-directed and Co-produced by Devin Hess and Mel Sweet, self-taught photographers now transitioning to independent film making.

All music was recorded and produced by Hassan Ali Estakhrian at hassanalimusic.com.

Facilitator's experience: 
Steve is a parent with a diverse background that includes being professionally licensed as an advanced degreed environmental engineer with work experience in various levels of government and corporate america.

Location

Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center - John B. Davis Lecture Hall
Saint Paul, MN 55105
United States
Phone: 651-696-6000
44° 56' 23.964" N, 93° 10' 10.3044" W
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Address: 
Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center - John B. Davis Lecture Hall
Saint Paul, MN 55105
United States
Phone: 651-696-6000
44° 56' 23.964" N, 93° 10' 10.3044" W
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Graphic Production and Screenprinting with Living Proof Print Collective

Class full! Email if you would like to be put on alerts list for next round of classes.

Join Living Proof for adventures in DIY Screenprinting! Together we will learn image manipulation and design skills that participants will bring to life through prints. Screen printing is a versatile medium that allows you to take your own image and share it widely. We will focus on do-it-yourself techniques that you can bring out into your own communities. We will cover print shop basics, introduce materials and alternative inking and printing processes. By the end of the day workshop, participants will have prints made on paper or fabric that they will share with each other and the wider world.

Day 1 will focus on designing images to print. There will be a tutorial on image editing software and we will discuss design basics.
The next two days will be in our shop. We will go through the process of exposing then printing your images.

Due to space limitations, we can only allow 5 participants per 2-day workshop. Please sign up only if you're sure you can attend both days. We will send an email confirmation with supplemental materials a week before we begin.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
This will be our fifth session facilitating workshops with Exco. Living Proof has led classes for ages elementary to adult and believes that printmaking can be a tool for spreading messages, sharing stories, and speaking truth. wehavelivingproof.wordpress.com
Class maximum size: 
5
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
No, but willing to find an alternate location if necessary.
DIY Screenprinting
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