March

exco's picture

Exploring Alternative Education

Everyone is welcome to join at any point

In this class, we will open our minds about different ways to approach and organize education for youth . We'll first take a critical look at the “banking system” approach that schools dominantly use (e.g., a focus on memorization, testing, the student as a passive receptor of information, and knowledge as a commodity). And then, we'll explore other educational projects that differ from this vision.

 

To do so, we will bring in guest speakers each week from local schools and projects that draw on a diverse array of approaches, such as democratic, nature-focused, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and more. Each of them has a different way of thinking about the “student”, and we'll ask questions about what each approach means for the child, what the political implications are, and other questions that are relevant and important to participants of the class. We will also talk about the traditions and movements these projects come from and about their successes and challenges in their day-to-day practice.

 

During the sessions we will have presentations from our guest speakers, discussions and group activities. We will also share resources with each other (i.e., readings, curricula, news articles) for those who want to explore them in-between each session.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I have experience and training in education and as a group facilitator. I am looking forward to meet other people that are excited to think about other possibilities for our (crazy) educational system.
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
MN
United States
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Erin Dyke's picture

Violencia Domestica

Violencia domestica y abuso sexual.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Corcoran Neighborhood Association
3451 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
4 años de experiencia en violencia domestica y ahora como facilitadora tengo 2 años de enseñar a mas gente para que aprenda sobre violencia domestica y abuso sexual y me gustaria seguir enseñando mas sobre esta clase.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-964-7467
Class minimum size: 
15
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:00 - 12:00
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:00 - 12:00
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:00 - 12:00
Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:00 - 12:00
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:00 - 12:00
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:00 - 12:00
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:00 - 12:00
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:00 - 12:00
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:00 - 12:00
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:00 - 12:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Corcoran Neighborhood Association
3451 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
violencia domestica
Erin Dyke's picture

Tejido de Estambres

Haciendo bufandas y goros para cubrir el frio es una arte que te cubras tu cabesa y no enfermace de tanta. Nieve que cai en Minneapolis.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Corcoran Park
3334 de la 20 Ave Sur
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Por 3 años echo mucho arte con mis manos que nos sirve de mucha mas en tiempos de frio.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
763-443-6352
8153022481
Class minimum size: 
15
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:00 - 18:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Corcoran Park
3334 de la 20 Ave Sur
Minneapolis, MN
United States
tejido de estambres
Erin Dyke's picture

Meditación Para Conocerce Internamente

La meditación como instrumento de sanacion, para tratar problemas que tengan las personas en su cuerpo físico, como también problemas mentales y espirituales. 

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
Rehabilito problemas del cuerpo como la embolia, y mas problemas que tengan las personas en su cuerpo fisico y tambien mentales y espirituales. Tambien trabajo con acupuntura, Reiki, Shiatsu, Deep-Tissue y con aceites esenciales organicos para aromaterapia.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-408-6846
Time/Location
Class times: 
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
la conocerse internamente
Alanna H-L's picture

Reading Group on Radical Feminism

Styled rather like a bookclub, this reading group will open the way for conversations about radical feminsim. We'll start by reading and discussing the book Feminism is for Everyone by bell hooks and from there, we'll read whatever the group feels comes next. I'm really hoping that in reading and talking, we learn about ourselves, about our world, the ways in which we hurt each other, and how to love each other. Radical feminsim is about radical love. How do we practice that?

Absolutely no knowledge or experience of feminism necessary.

The first meeting will be Monday 3/10 at 7pm, but we'll talk scheduling there and maybe move the class time if another day works better for more people.

Starting point: Feminism is for Everyone by bell hooks  ......Then there's so much more we could read -  I have an list of ideas, but suggestions are more than welcome.

We'll start reading and talking and evaluate as we go. I have a pdf copy of Feminism is for Everyone that I can send out. I could probably also print a few copies so if anyone wants one, let me know.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I'm in another bookclub on Radical Feminism. I'm just organizing and hoping the group will teach each other.
Class minimum size: 
1
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Mon, 03/10/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Radical Feminism bookclub
cyrus's picture

Music Anarchy

Music Anarchy was inspired by a long-simmering brain storm: I do not accept the division of persons into performers and audience and the further division of performers into bands. To me it feels like we are all one swarm forever being carved up in order to sell or be sold to. I am driven by the desire to perform. The usual logic is to be prudent in how often one performs so as to be able to draw an audience for each performance. However, if I had my way, I would ideally perform 5 days a week every week. I play a type of music that is not widely appreciated or enjoyed.

Given the above, presenting music in a standard-concert-setting-location-etc did not seem ideal. A search for non-standard performance space resulted in our present location, the piano room of the Hennepin County Central Library and Music Anarchy has been meeting there twice a week since October 2013. Meetings last for one hour.

Music Anarchy takes a cue from the Spontaneous Music Ensemble who were active in London during the 1960s and their month of 6-nights a week performances at the Little Theatre Club. During Music Anarchy, the assembled players set up quickly and all begin performing right away. Participants play together simultaneously and each session create a piece of music of roughly 45 or so minutes. The last ten minutes of the session is time for talking, introductions, etc. Participants are encouraged to bring an instrument, voice, or object with which to perform. Participants who bring electronic instruments are asked to use an amplifier of 1watt or less (or be prepared to play at an equivalent volume). All styles and genres of music performance are welcomed. All Music Anarchy sessions are recorded and can be listened to here: http://4gre.org/musicanarchy/

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minneapolis Central Library Piano Room
300 Nicollet Mall 3rd Floor room N-308
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
cyrus has an online bio/resume here: http://www.4gre.org/C/bio.html
Facilitator phone number(s): 
917-291-7497
Class minimum size: 
1
Class maximum size: 
10
Time/Location
Class times: 
Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00 - 12:00
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:00 - 12:00
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:00 - 12:00
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:00 - 12:00
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00 - 12:00
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:00 - 12:00
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00 - 12:00
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:00 - 12:00
Additional class time information: 
Class will also meet Tuesdays 12-1pm
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minneapolis Central Library Piano Room
300 Nicollet Mall 3rd Floor room N-308
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
A group being the music it wishes to hear in the world.
bryanjlair's picture

Basics of the Christian Faith

We will study the foundational beliefs of the Christian faith by considering the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments. This discussion is open to anyone interested in learning more about Christianity regardless of faith or worldview. No books or extra material is required. Merely follow the links above to familiarize yourself with each item before class and then bring your questions for discussion. After introductions, the first class will begin with the Apostles' Creed. Feel free to contact the facilitator with any questions. 

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Coffee Bene
53 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55105
United States
Phone: (651) 698-2266
Facilitator's experience: 
Bryan is currently a pastor at Trinity City Church in Saint Paul and has a Master of Divinity degree. He has facilitated a class before through Exco on Theology and Social Justice.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651-964-0822
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Mon, 03/10/2014 - 19:30 - 21:30
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 19:30 - 21:30
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:30 - 21:30
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:30 - 21:30
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:30 - 21:30
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:30 - 21:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Coffee Bene
53 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55105
United States
Phone: (651) 698-2266
A study of the foundational beliefs of the Christian faith through the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments.
starrifawn's picture

Democratic Education for Collective Liberation

Let's explore the world of Democratic Education and how it fits into the larger aim of collective liberation. From history to philosophy to practice, we will focus on K-12 issues as well as adult learning and personal experiences. Learn about Gaia Democratic School and other local resources in radical education.

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 am currently the Director of Gaia Democratic School & have been a part of the Democratic Education community since 1986. Last Summer I attended the International Democratic Education conference in Boulder. I have been a parent since 1989 & fully embrace the concept of raising free children! I have worked with other youth-focused organizations including: District 202, YouthLink, East Side Arts Council, & St. Paul Parks Dept. I have a Masters Degree in Human Development: Educational Psychology & a BA in Holistic Education with a minor in Intermedia Arts. As a multi-disciplinary artist,I love to use creativity to encourage learning, emotional expression & healthy communities.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
6127281198
6128230154
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:30 - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Gaia Democratic School/Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
United States
Phone: 612-823-0154
Democratic Education for Collective Liberation
maidaca's picture

Morena Minnesota: Cine-Debate

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http://www.laprensademn.com/cine-debatede-la-barbarie-a-la-esperanza/

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=425966180871398&set=a.141046519363367.29156.100003740580361&type=1&theater

 

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

Location

1643 So. Robert St. W. Saint Paul, 55118.
W. Saint Paul, MN 55118
United States
Phone: 612-200-7902
Facilitator's experience: 
Hemos dado cursos o círculos de estudios en las escuelas Normales Rurales de México, organizaciones sindicales y agrupaciones de orden político, como es el caso de la organización Morena Minnesota.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651-330-6479
612-990-7039
Class minimum size: 
7
Class maximum size: 
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Time/Location
Class times: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 09:00 - 11:00
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 09:00 - 11:00
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 09:00 - 11:00
Sun, 04/20/2014 - 09:00 - 11:00
Sun, 05/04/2014 - 09:00 - 11:00
Sun, 05/18/2014 - 09:00 - 11:00
Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:00 - 11:00
Sun, 06/15/2014 - 09:00 - 11:00
Sun, 07/06/2014 - 09:00 - 11:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
1643 So. Robert St. W. Saint Paul, 55118.
W. Saint Paul, MN 55118
United States
Phone: 612-200-7902
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OrinRubin's picture

Anishnabe/Ojibwe Cultural Enrichment

A briefing on culture, traditions, and languages in Anishnabe/Ojibwe culture. 

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

Location

Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Taught in Minneapolis School district for 15 years. Many years working in the community.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
952-471-8961
612-200-4061
Class minimum size: 
1
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:00 - 20:00
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Address: 
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
A briefing on culture, traditions, and languages in Anishnabe/Ojibwe culture.
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