September

exco's picture

Certified Nursing Assistant Test Preparation

This class will get you ready to take the CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Test to receive a CNA License.  We will reveiw information from the official CNA Licensing test.  The class will give you a nursing background and make you more confident to pursue a Nursing career.

This class is designed for immigrants who are not native English speakers, and who may need extra time and review for the Nursing program.  That being said, anyone is welcome to join.  It is just a slower paced class with more time for questions.  It is an ongoing class and you may join anytime.  You may also re-take the class as many times as you wish.

We will also talk about test taking stradegies, reveiw difficult english and latin words, and also review tricky grammar.

At the end of the class, I will give a test.  If you pass the test, you will receive a certificate of completion of the class.  To be clear, you cannot receive a CNA license from me, but the certificate I give will show you have had some training.

The class is every Saturday, 9:30am-12pm.

Please give me a call if you are interested in joining the class.  I do not use e-mail or computers, so you must call to join the class.

 

-Joy

Facilitator email(s): 
I do not use e-mail or computers

Location

Cedar-Riverside Health Commons in the Chase Building
1530 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I got a BA from College of Wooster in Ohio. Also attended University of Michigan and University of Minnesota. I took courses in African History, anthropology, Native American history, African American history, and Adult Education. I taught 16 years at Sabathani Community Center.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-724-6288
Time/Location
Additional class time information: 
Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cedar-Riverside Health Commons in the Chase Building
1530 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Additional class location information: 
On the 2nd floor in Building C. Call me for more details on location.
CNA Test Prep class
exco's picture

Medical Vocabulary

In this class we will learn and reveiw  all sorts of medical vocabulary.  Taking this class will help you suceed in future medical training.

The class is designed for non-native english speakers, who may need extra reveiw in Medical Volcabulary in order to feel ready for future medical trainings.  That being said, anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.

It is a 10 week course, one class per week.  The class is ongoing and you may join anytime. You may also re-take the class as many times as you wish.

Please give me a call if you are interested in joining the class!  I do not use e-mail.

Facilitator email(s): 
I do not use e-mail.

Location

Riverside Plaza Chase Building
1530 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I got a BA from College of Wooster in Ohio. Also attended University of Michigan and University of Minnesota. I took courses in African History, anthropology, Native American history, African American history, and Adult Education. I taught 16 years at Sabathani Community Center.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612 724 6288
Time/Location
Additional class time information: 
This class is on Fridays. 9:30am-12:30pm. The class is 10 sessions. It is an ongoing class, you may join in middle of session if you like.
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Riverside Plaza Chase Building
1530 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Additional class location information: 
class is on the 2nd floor. I'll give more details over the phone.
Medical Vocabulary
exco's picture

Pre-School Aid Preparation Class

This class will help you to become a pre-school aid, or work as a childcare professional.  We will be learning and reveiwing information necessary to get  a Child Development Associate  Credential (CDA).  The class is geared towards people who have learned English as a second language and who may need extra time and studying before being ready to pass tests to receive a CDA Credential.  That being said, anyone and everyone are very welcome to attend.  This class was first taught in 1998 at Sabathani Community Center with refugee and immigrant populations.

Topics include:

-medications, and medical label information

-medical vocabulary

-cleaning supplies warning ingormation, and cleaning standards and information

-CPR

-safety rules

-desipline problems

-bullying prevention

-children in different living situations

We will also discuss racial minorities, children with disabilaties, autism, ADHD, orthepedic problems, commuincations impiement, such as blindness and deafness, & more.

There will also be a library visit.  Students will learn how to find and take out books from the library and how to  write pre-school curriculum.

This is an ongoing class.  Class is once per week for 11 weeks.  You may join at any time.  There will be a test at the end of the class.  If you pass the test, you will receive a certificate from me.  If you do not pass the first time, you are welcome and encouraged to take the class again.

 

If you would like to join the class, please give me a call at 612-724-6288.  I do not use computers or e-mail. My name is Joy Rindels.

Facilitator email(s): 
I do not use e-mail or computers

Location

University of Minnesota-West Bank MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I taught for 16 years at Sabathani Community Center until the program closed in 2012. I have a BA from College of Wooster in Ohio. I Also attended University of Michigan and University of Minnesota, taking courses in African History, Anthropology, Native American History, African American History, and Adult Education.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-724-6288
Time/Location
Additional class time information: 
class will Monday,tuesday,wednesy, OR thursday, depending on location schedule. I will let you know.
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
University of Minnesota-West Bank MN
United States
Additional class location information: 
Exact location is not scheduled yet. I will update when I know which building and room number. Class will be on West Bank Campus
Pre-School Aid
Erin Dyke's picture

Solidarity union organizing in the education industry: Thinking through a feminist, anti-capitalist, and decolonial lens

This class is for all folks who have a relationship and a desire to understand the education industry and how to organize within and across it - whether you are just learning about solidarity unionism and the IWW (an international solidarity union) or are a member of the IWW and actively organizing your workplace.

This class will be primarily a discussion and reading group that aims to draw on both our and others' experiences as education workers from our various locations and positions within the industry. Some questions we may take up:

  • What is 'solidarity unionism' and what is the 'education industry'?
  • How do we make sense of the complexities and tensions among various kinds of relationships across the education industry,  inlcuding, for example, between students and teachers, between service workers and student workers, adjunct faculty and tenure-track faculty, lower levels of education and higher education, among many others?
  • What would anti-capitalist, decolonial, and feminist solidarity union organizing look like and feel like in practice? 
  • What histories and resources can we draw on to help us theorize and strategize reclaiming the education industry? And, considering that the modern education system has its roots in violently perpetuating colonialism and capitalism - what does worker control mean for our desires to build decolonial and anti-capitalist futures?

All are welcome, and, especially those most oppressively targeted by the education system, including people of color, women, queer folks, primary caregivers (childcare will be available), etc. We will have open and frank conversations about our experiences with colonialism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, among other intersectional systems of oppression as we think through and across our class positions and workplaces. 

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

tba MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I've been active in the IWW Education Workers Committee for a while now, organizing across levels including the university (where I am a grad student worker in education) and k12 (co-organizer of the TC annual Social Justice Education Fair).
Facilitator phone number(s): 
815-302-2481
Time/Location
Class times: 
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 17:30 - 19:30
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 17:30 - 19:30
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:30 - 19:30
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 17:30 - 19:30
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 17:30 - 19:30
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:30 - 19:30
Mon, 12/23/2013 - 17:30 - 19:30
Additional class time information: 
Location and regular meeting Time TBA as it gets closer
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Address: 
tba MN
United States
solidarity union organizing, education
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Radical Geography Study Group and Action Squad

Geography studies how people and places interact and shape one another. We want to question the maps and streets of the Twin Cities. We want to be skeptical of who shapes cities, how we experience space, and how we might collectively create a more just city. 

Possible topics include: maps as instruments of power; race, gender, and sexual identies in the Cities; nature in the Cities; transportation; monuments; public versus private space; and gentrification. As a group we'll decide on which topics we'd most like to focus.

Not only will we discuss these issues, but we'll also get into the Cities to see them happening, and find ways to intervene.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
Anne and Caroline are both students of geography who got bored of the traditional discipline and decided to delve into its radical underbelly. For the last several years they have both lived in the Cities and engaged with radical geographic theory. We find both texts and lived experiences invaluable to understanding the spaces we inhabit.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
9254512819
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Additional class location information: 
TBA Twin Cities Library
We'll question the maps and streets of the Twin Cities by asking who shapes cities, how we experience space, and how we can influence the TCs.
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Ulysses Book Club

This course is designed to help both first time readers of James Joyce's Ulysses as well as those who have some experience with the book to better understand and appreciate the depth, complexity and beauty of Joyce's modernist masterpiece.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Conference Room
19 Exchange Street McNally Smith College of Music
St. Paul, MN 55101
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I have read Joyce's Ulysses seven times and researched the book extensively. I published a blog in 2011 geared toward first time readers of Ulysses: http://uftrou.blogspot.com/2011/06/telemachia-episode-one-telemachus.html. I received my BA from Baldwin Wallace College and an MA in Liberal Studies from Hamline University.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
773-870-1082
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
10
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 09/25/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 10/30/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 11/20/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 11/27/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Conference Room
19 Exchange Street McNally Smith College of Music
St. Paul, MN 55101
United States
44° 56' 59.7156" N, 93° 5' 49.5744" W
Additional class location information: 
The Conference Room is located on the first floor of the building. Please ask at the reception desk.
Membership is open and members are admitted on a first come first served basis
christinemhuff's picture

Activism on the Run

Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 18:00 - 19:30
Upset about the direction the world is headed? The concerns are many - environmental, media censorship, political inequality, to name a few. We try ma

Upset about the direction our communities and world are headed? The concerns are many - environmental, education, violence, media censorship, political inequality, to name a few. We try many things to combat these issues, in order to create a better world. Yet with causes so important to us, it's hard to find the time to contribute as much as we feel is needed. Come learn a few simple techniques that will make you a part of the solution every day, making small changes that help the causes, yet keep our lives in balance.

Facilitator's experience: 
Christine has taught in many settings over the years, in foreign countries, the public school system, and adult education. Her background is in holistic health, and she currently has an energy healing practice in Minneapolis.

Location

Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Phone: (612) 729-3733
44° 56' 3.8796" N, 93° 13' 26.652" W
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Address: 
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Phone: (612) 729-3733
44° 56' 3.8796" N, 93° 13' 26.652" W
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Basic Bicycle 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 are not 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!  Everyone will participate with hands-on practice to learn how to repair and overhaul: flat tires, brakes, shifting, wheel true, hub bearings, bottom bracket and headset bearings.

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.

Thursdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8:30pm

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the Program Director at Cycles for Change, I am responsible for teaching adult maintenance classes. I have had the opportunity to teach bike repair in a variety of shops and communities over the years.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-916-8848
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 09/12/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 09/19/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 18:00 - 20:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651-222-2080
44° 57' 20.3004" N, 93° 7' 43.0716" W
Basic Bicycle Maintenance at Cycles for Change
andrew's picture

land, shelter, and community: exploring shared resources

Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Repeats every 2 weeks until Wed Dec 19 2012 .
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 17:00 - 19:00
exploring visions of community control of housing and land

edit 9/27: folks who are interested in joining us please call 612-217-1862 or email [email protected]
on some days that we meet we will be visiting communities in the twin cities. we would love for you to join us, just contact us to find out where we are at!

the hope for this workshop is to bring together people who are interested in exploring ideas and new visions of sharing housing and this earth that we live on together.

the idea would be to specifically look at/analyze the current situation of housing/shelter in the twin cities urban area and begin to identify different visions of alternatives to the “housing market” and the strengths and weaknesses of those alternatives (what they do or don’t address). what are the different possible ways to organize housing? what kinds of people are drawn to each model and for what reasons? whose visions are left out?

current homeowner? don't leave yourself out, we need you!

this discussion/analysis group will meet every other week and hopefully lead towards individuals or the entire group being interested in taking or continuing concrete projects around the issues we discuss. we will meet at a relatively new (3 years old) collectively-owned home in the east phillips neighborhood of south minneapolis that is in the process of defining what their coherent vision for the future will be (andrew lives in this collective). this group will be supportive of kids and childcare will be worked out among the group. if anyone has transportation or other needs please contact the facilitator and we will try to work something out using the resources of the people who attend.

organizations and models we could look at, draw from, and/or visit:

Facilitator's experience: 
i’m excited to facilitate our first discussion about the direction of the workshop and how & when we want to interact with eachother and then my hope is that we will take turns at facilitating the discussions with everyone bringing their experiences, passions, & critiques into the future. i was a part of a group of people who met together 4 years ago who were interested in buying homes collectively (http://radhousing.pbworks.com). after a few attempts, some of us were able to collectively purchase the home where i currently live in which we run and care for together in community. i have been thinking of the issues above and talking with other people about them for a long time and they are beginning to bubble to the surface again as we have conversations about creating an official legal entity so that our home can exist into the future.

Location

varies - call or email for more info!
United States
Phone: 612-217-1862
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Additional workshop time information: 
we'll first meet wednesday sept 26th from 5-7 PM. workshops are always better when people bring food to share as well as their experiences!
Address: 
varies - call or email for more info!
United States
Phone: 612-217-1862
Simone Speers's picture

House Dance Nation

Back by popular demand, I will be providing a few of the most popular House Dance steps for all levels of students especially beginning-intermediate level students. This is not a typical class where I will be teaching house dance routine. We will simply work on movements, as a workshop style and I will give time for each of you to practice and guide each student through the newly-learned step.

*House Dance Nation is a sharing space. The main purpose of House music and dance is to unite all people and make every feel comfortable to let loose and get down in an environment where all feel comfortable. We do not base our movements on judgement, as we move towards freedom.

House Dance is a style of club dancing that was created in the mid-70s after the death of disco. "House Music is Disco's Revenge" according to Frankie Knuckles, a founding creator of House Music. It is a style unique to the underground scenes of cities around the world.
The styles and movement are rarely seen in many parts of the mid-west these days, however anyone that may have had the privilege of visiting nightclubs or some of the daytime House events ~or Rituals ~ in larger cities such as New York's Coney Island Dance Party and Chicago's Smart Bar might ask themselves "what is this funky movement everyone's doing, and why haven't I seen THAT in my city?!?!" Well, now's your chance to get acquainted with what you've been missing out on... and no worries, you really haven't been missing out... While you sitting back being a wallflower, your soul has been dancing. NOW is the time to learn some new movements. No longer will your Wallflowerness exist... ~ It's Time to get down.

Description of 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.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center
2307 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: 612-370-4888 x4561
Facilitator's experience: 
This is my second year teaching House Dance Nation. I've taught FreeDanceSpace, an EXCO class for two summers. I've traveled to Spain, New York, Chicago, England, Mexico to name a few in search of the way that people move, what moves them and to learn how I can move like them.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
763-438-2390
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
10
Time/Location
Class times: 
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:00 - 18:00
Wed, 09/19/2012 - 17:00 - 18:00
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 17:00 - 18:00
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 17:00 - 18:00
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Address: 
East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center
2307 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: 612-370-4888 x4561
44° 57' 35.6436" N, 93° 14' 59.5212" W
Learn some Dance moves to some funky house music!
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