June

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FRESH: Film and Discussion

A screening of the film FRESH, a documentary about the Food Movement, directed by Ana Sofia Joanes.

This is a class offered through EXCO and the Local Food Resource Hubs program, which is coordinated by Gardening Matters. If class capacity is an issue, Hubs members will have priority to attend. To become a member visit www.gardeningmatters.org/hubs.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Riverview Library
1 E George St
St. Paul, MN 55107
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Discussion facillitator
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
100
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sun, 06/23/2013 - 10:00 - 12:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Riverview Library
1 E George St
St. Paul, MN 55107
United States
44° 55' 47.5932" N, 93° 5' 5.2944" W
Additional class location information: 
The room is on the first floor. We will enter through the West door (push the wheelchair access button) - the door facing Humboldt Street.
A screening of the film FRESH, by Ana Sofia Joanes.
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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 analyze crime and deviance, gender, sexuality, globalization, social inequality, race and ethnicity, politics, family, religion, and education using structural-functional, social-conflict, and symbolic interaction social theories.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave 1st Floor Common Area
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
Class times: 
Wed, 06/26/2013 - 15:00 - 16:00
Wed, 07/03/2013 - 15:00 - 16:00
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 15:00 - 16:00
Wed, 07/24/2013 - 15:00 - 16:00
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 15:00 - 16:00
Wed, 08/07/2013 - 15:00 - 16:00
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 15:00 - 16:00
Additional class time information: 
No Class: July 10
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave 1st Floor Common Area
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States
44° 56' 49.8768" N, 93° 17' 49.9812" W
Additional class location information: 
Class will meet indoors in the public seating near Jimmy John's and Kitchen Window.
This group is for students in The Sociological Imagination
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Our Shared Table and the Future of Food, Seed & Biodiversity

A hands-on workshop designed for communities to explore the global food economy

 

No matter what passport we carry or heritage we claim, we all depend on food.

Protecting seeds and agricultural diversity remains an enduring global concern with economic and ecological implications for every local community.

For thousands of years and until recent decades all food was produced organically. In landscapes across the globe, farming communities adapted seeds to local ecosystems and generated a wealth of vital agricultural diversity.

In today’s food economy 1.5 billion small-scale farmers rely on farm saved seed and provide 70 % of the world’s food.  Since 1960, they have contributed 1.9 million varieties of plants to the world’s seed banks. (In 2007, records attributed 72,5000 plant varieties to industrial agricultural research-40%of these are ornamentals (flowering plants).

Despite their proven leadership as custodians of biodiversity, small- scale farmers are struggling to retain access to land and the right to food and seed sovereignty in a global economy shaped by the organizing principles of the agribusiness’ approach to agriculture. With growing concerns about climate change, small -scale, ecologically sound cultivation remains critical for the future of food.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

St. Francis Cabrini Church
1500 Franklin Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Our Shared Table and the Future of Food, Seed and Biodiversity was designed by Marita Bujold in conjunction with a thesis for Augsburg College Master of Arts in Leadership program.
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sun, 06/09/2013 - 15:00 - 18:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
St. Francis Cabrini Church
1500 Franklin Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
44° 57' 52.5276" N, 93° 13' 4.3248" W
A hands-on workshop designed for communities to explore the global food economy
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Career Skills

Tired of applying for jobs and never getting an interview? Join this class!

We will...

  • Develop your resume to best present your background and skill set
  • Practice writing cover letters specific to certain jobs
  • Learn how to interview effectively
  • Investigate employment resources and opportunities  
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I took several business classes at the University of Minnesota. I taught English in South Korea for two years. I've helped many of my friends and family members find great jobs.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-205-6131
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
7
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:00 - 21:00
Tue, 07/02/2013 - 20:00 - 21:00
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 20:00 - 21:00
Tue, 07/16/2013 - 20:00 - 21:00
Location Accessibility: 
No, but willing to find an alternate location if necessary.
Address: 
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
44° 57' 44.8092" N, 93° 14' 21.9012" W
Career Skills
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Raising Chickens in the City

This is a class offered through EXCO and the Local Food Resource Hubs program, which is coordinated by Gardening Matters. If class capacity is an issue, Hubs members will have priority to attend. To become a member visit www.gardeningmatters.org/hubs.

This class will explain the steps you need to take to set up your own small laying flock in the city. We'll cover how to negotiate the permit process in St. Paul and Minneapolis, how to set up a coop and a henyard, where to find chickens, how to feed and care for chickens, and how to deal with common problems. Raising chickens can be done by anybody, and a coop and henyard can be constructed from mostly salvaged materials.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Doyle Household
1788 Hubbard Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 612-710-6482
Facilitator's experience: 
The teacher for this course has raised chickens in rural Vermont, Minneapolis, and St. Paul.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-710-6482
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 10:00 - 11:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Doyle Household
1788 Hubbard Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 612-710-6482
44° 57' 54.8964" N, 93° 10' 33.2544" W
Local food hub members have priority.
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Dance Workshop - Soul Force

This Dance Workshop will take place at Honey nightclub at 9pm before our event "Soul Force" in order to demonstrate some dance moves and to get people in the dancing mood!! Come just for the class! Also, You have the option to stay and dance to our DJ Dance party taking place in the same venue at 10pm.

 

At each event we will feature a new guest professional dance instructor, teaching one of these dance forms:
*House dance, **trance dance, hip-hop,and/or an international dance such as Belly dance.

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I'm a strong believer in spreading dance, as not many people dance nowadays as they did back-in-the-day. So come learn some moves and free that stagnant energy in yo bod at the same time around other dancing bods (spread the dance)!! :)
~ It's Time to get down!

*Descriptions
House Dance:
The movement is comparable to break dancing, hip-hop or even ancient styles such as afro-carribean dance, yet the movement involves a lot of foot work. We will explore some movements such as, or similar to the loose legs, voguing, and the Charleston.

**Trance Dance:
is a unique blend of body movement, healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythms and transformational breathing techniques - together stimulating a 'trance' state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity, physical stamina and emotional well-being.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Honey
205 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Dancer, DJ, World Traveler, Lover of Mother Nature, La Pacha Mama and all of her creatures. Lover of Dance, Movement and Feeling Good!
Facilitator phone number(s): 
763 438 2390
Class minimum size: 
04
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sun, 06/23/2013 - 21:00 - 22:00
Location Accessibility: 
No, but willing to find an alternate location if necessary.
Address: 
Honey
205 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
44° 59' 15.7668" N, 93° 15' 27.3276" W
A Dance Workshop w Guest Instructors at a place where you can practise your moves and glide your way through the evening in the After Party!
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Perspectives on Imprisonment

 

The U.S. prison population rose by 700% from 1970 to 2005, a rate far outpacing that of the general population growth and crime rates. This statistic describes the expansion of the prison industrial complex (PIC), a system of government and business interests that use surveillance, policing, and prisons to solve economic, social and political problems. In this 8-week course, we will learn about how the PIC has grown in the last 30 years and talk about this system’s impacts. We will discuss the ways people of color, poor people, queer people, immigrants, and other oppressed communities have been made criminal and learn about acts of resistance to the PIC. We will share our stories with each other and identify possibilities for action. Snacks provided. 

The first half hour of each week will be spent in circle to give space for people to share their lived experiences with criminalization, structural violence, and imprisonment. The hour and a half following this will include a mix of lecture, group discussion, film screenings, and creative activities (free writes, poetry reading, etc). There will be recommended reading for the course, but the facilitator will do her best to choose accessible and concise articles and will provide copies of all readings to participants at no cost. While the instructor sees herself as a prison abolitionist, all viewpoints and perspectives are welcome in the classroom. She will work to build a space where people with diverse lived experiences feel welcome and supported to share their stories. While she anticipates some difficult conversations, she will do her best to facilitate constructive and respectful discussion. Snacks will be provided each week and travel stipends are available if transportation costs present a barrier to your participation. All participants are strongly encouraged to attend as many classes as possible and to communicate with the facilitator if you are not able to attend. 

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
911 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Sophia Hansen-Day is from Seattle, WA. While she grew up in a white upper middle class neighborhood seemingly oblivious to mass incarceration, the stories of close friends with incarcerated loved ones fueled her to self-educate and seek out wisdom from formerly incarcerated people. In facilitating this EXCO class, she would draw on a year of learning from formerly incarcerated people through Amicus’s Reconnect program where she worked to connect former prisoners with housing, employment, transportation, and other basic resources. Sophia is an American Studies sophomore with an (as yet undeclared) minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Macalester College. This summer she is participating in a paid fellowship through Macalester that gives her flexibility and resources to build and implement a project centered on social change. Along with facilitating an EXCO course for the project, she will be working with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop to co-facilitate a reflective narrative course at St. Cloud prison. In addition to facilitating these two courses for her project, Sophia will continue to volunteer with the Women’s Prison Book Project and participate in Saint Paul’s Circle of Peace led by community elder Russel Balenger. Ideally, she hopes these partnerships will contribute to growing the fledgling abolitionist movement here in the Twin Cities.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
(206) 310-6510
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sun, 06/09/2013 - 16:00 - 18:00
Sun, 06/16/2013 - 16:00 - 18:00
Sun, 06/23/2013 - 16:00 - 18:00
Sun, 06/30/2013 - 16:00 - 18:00
Sun, 07/07/2013 - 16:00 - 18:00
Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:00 - 18:00
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 16:00 - 18:00
Sun, 07/28/2013 - 16:00 - 18:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
911 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411
United States
44° 59' 55.9824" N, 93° 17' 29.8536" W
Critical Perspectives on Imprisonment
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Eating to Live v. Living to Eat: An Exercise in Making Healthy Food Choices on a Fixed Budget

Eating to Live v. Living to Eat: An Exercise in Making Healthy Food Choices on a Fixed Budget

What does that mean? Do you know according to the WHO undernutrition/malnourishment and overnutrition are the new pandemic? Feel depressed, lethargic or not 100%? You could have a serious malnourishment or deficiency. You might be eating without receving the maximum benefits one needs to be 100% healthy.Together we can explore through walking and or bus tours of local foodways to learn how to incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle. We will learn to read labels and train ourselves to have better ideas about whole foods vs. processeed. Eating nutritively is not just for the rich and well heeled. I am an advocate for food being easy to find, inexpensive and quality. Our weekly meet ups will incorporate learning how to make healthier choices and feed a family of 4 on a budget. I want to show you how to garden, forage for quality low cost food and increase your purchasing power.

We will plant a garden and cook from it all season using the plants we will choose together. You will need to be present for this the entire class.

We will start with your budget, your food insecurties or fears, issues with food and your cooking/food prep. knowledge. We will be cooking what we forage locally so, please be prepared to get dirty and dress for comfort.

I speak Arabic (elementary), French, Portuguese and Spanish. So please if you are 100% fluent we can work it out! 

 

 

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
Former chef Medical anthropology student Conducted an Eat to Live: Eat to Live Research project in Brazil.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
618044658
Class minimum size: 
8
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sat, 05/25/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 06/15/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 09/14/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 06/22/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 09/21/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 06/29/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 09/28/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 07/06/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 07/13/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 10/12/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 07/20/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 10/19/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 07/27/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 08/03/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 11/02/2013 - 12:35
Sat, 08/10/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 11/09/2013 - 11:35
Sat, 08/17/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 11/16/2013 - 11:35
Sat, 08/24/2013 - 11:00 - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 11:35
Additional class time information: 
Please email instructor so we can talk about kitchen tools needed and overall accessibility.
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Eating to Live v. Living to Eat: An Exercise in Making Healthy Food Choices on a Fixed Budget
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Latin American Film Festival

**en español abajo**

In this class we will watch movies from around Latin America. Each meeting we will watch a different film, and then we will spend about an hour afterward discussing it. No formal education, previous knowledge, or Spanish language ability necessary! Just a desire to watch some movies and chat about them. We will meet every other week.

My plan is for this to be popular education, so I will come to the first meeting of the class with a lot of possible ideas and then we can decide together what exactly we want to do. We could be thematic or we could do a scattershot approach of stuff we just want to watch. We could pair the movies with some reading or other background material, or we could just watch them and talk. It will be up to you.

The class will probably be held at the U of M in order to access easy projector capabilities, but please don't let that scare you away. This is a public university, and I want to invite the public in.

 

En esta clase vamos a ver películas latinoamericanas. En cada reunión, veremos una película distinta, y después pasar alrededor de una hora charlando. ¡No es necesario tener educación formal, ni conocimiento previo, ni ingles! Solo que deseas ver las pelis y charlar. Nos reunimos cada 14 días.

Mi plan es que haríamos educación popular, así que voy a la primera reunión con una lista de posibilidades y decidiremos juntas y juntos como la organizamos. Puede ser organizada por temas o puede ser simplemente que veremos unas peliculas que queremos ver. Podríamos leer algo junto con las películas o profundizarla de otra materia, o podríamos simplemente verla y charlar. Depende de ustedes.

La clase probablemente estaría en la universidad de Minnesota para la capacidad fácil a proyectar, pero por favor no tengan miedo de venir. Es una universidad pública, y quiero invitar a toda la pública a entrarla.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

U of M west bank
267 19th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
PhD candidate in Sociology at UMN studying anarchism, horizontalism and related political practices in post-2001 Argentina; activist and researcher with a multi-sectoral social and political movement for social change in Buenos Aires; 10 yrs experience facilitating meetings and participating in consensus-based movements; instructor at college-level for race, class, gender, and other related courses.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
917-291-7518
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:00 - 21:00
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 18:00 - 21:00
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 18:00 - 21:00
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 18:00 - 21:00
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 18:00 - 21:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
U of M west bank
267 19th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
44° 58' 17.0472" N, 93° 14' 34.9728" W
Additional class location information: 
Location may change if we find a better idea!
every other week class to watch and discuss Latin American movies
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Group Guitar Lesson

Have a guitar that you've always wanted to play but wished you didn't have to learn alone? Ever had questions about the guitar but didn't know who to ask? Have you spent time looking at internet how-to-play guides and online videos wishing you were interacting with a real person instead? This class is for you! Class will meet once a week for an hour and we will all play together in a large group mass of guitar sound. You should have a guitar-- acoustic or electric (electric players please bring an amp of 5 watts or less) but email if you don't and we'll see what can be scared up. 

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Profile Center
2630 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
More than anyone would ever want to know can be found here: http://4gre.org/C/bio.html I have been a guitarist for almost 20 years and an instructor for 7+. I love the instrument so much and my teaching style emphasizes getting going, making mistakes together, thinking critically about the instrument, and having fun!
Facilitator phone number(s): 
917-291-7497
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
Tue, 07/16/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:00 - 14:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Profile Center
2630 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
44° 58' 20.568" N, 93° 13' 9.6096" W
Group Guitar Lesson
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