Humanities & Cultural Studies

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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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
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
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.
exco's picture

Indigenous Imperative!

 

The premise of course is that our future is not only ecological but
indigenous. We will be looking at not only the Six Nations Confederacy,
but several other cultural and political powers in the western
hemisphere including the Hopi, the Ojibway, the Inca, the Maya, Aztecs
and many others.  Be ready to also consult your own indigenous roots as well as learn about indigenous people of the Americas.  

One of the goals of this course will be to not only
push the envelope but get rid of the envelope. No discussion of our
problems or potentials is possible without our indigenous center.

 

Tuesdays 6-8PM

 

Ray deosn't use email much, so please call if you need to get a hold of him.

 
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue Old Main. Room 002 at Macalester College Campus
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: 
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:00 - 20:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue Old Main. Room 002 at Macalester College Campus
St. Paul, MN
United States
Additional class location information: 
Old Main is the Student Union Building at Macalester. Room 002
Indigenous imperative
exco's picture

Missing pieces: Some feminist science fiction from the eighties and nineties

The 60s and 70s are widely studied. The 2000s are the present and we're living in it.  But what happened in the interim? If you weren't actively reading feminist science fiction in the eighties and nineties, maybe you feel that you've missed something - I know I feel this way!  In this four session class, we'll read some significant short stories from this period and try to figure out what was happening with feminist SF. 

During the first class, I will crib heavily from <i>The Secret Feminist Cabal</i> in order to talk about what was happening in science fiction and feminist science fiction during this time.  We'll also talk about what we know of feminist science fiction and generate a list of concerns, themes and tensions/failings within the genre.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
..
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
30
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
44° 56' 3.8796" N, 93° 13' 26.652" W
feminism, science fiction
exco's picture

A Little Bit Of Science Fiction Theory: Suvin, Delaney, Russ and Others

UPDATE - classes will be held at 2pm on Sundays at the Minnehaha Free Space, starting October 27!!!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
..
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
30
Time/Location
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
44° 56' 3.8796" N, 93° 13' 26.652" W
science fiction, theory
cstapel's picture

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 explore how crime and deviance, gender, sexuality, social inequality, race and ethnicity, politics, family, religion, and education 1) keep society stable, 2) create inequality in society and 3) attach meanings to everyday life.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave 1st Floor Common Area (near Jimmy Johns)
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
Additional class time information: 
TBA
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave 1st Floor Common Area (near Jimmy Johns)
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States
44° 56' 49.8768" N, 93° 17' 49.9812" W
Fall 2013 Sociology
cstapel's picture

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 explore how crime and deviance, gender, sexuality, social inequality, race and ethnicity, politics, family, religion, and education 1) keep society stable, 2) create inequality in society and 3) attach meanings to everyday life.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave 1st Floor Common Area (near Jimmy Johns)
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: 
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:00 - 18:00
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:00 - 18:00
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 17:00 - 18:00
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 17:00 - 18:00
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 17:00 - 18:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave 1st Floor Common Area (near Jimmy Johns)
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States
44° 56' 49.8768" N, 93° 17' 49.9812" W
Fall 2013 Sociology
Charles Greene's picture

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
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