Radical Parenting Art & Discussion Workshops

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These workshops will provide participants with a forum to discuss & reflect on the many topics related to radical child raising. Each session will include time for creativity & artistic expression relating to the subject. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A BIOLOGICAL PARENT TO PARTICIPATE, anyone who cares about youth are welcome to attend! Child care will be provided and youth are welcome. At least one workshop will include a field trip (for female-identified folks) to participate in the YO MAMA program at Juxtaposition Arts with the amazing Amoke Kubat.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Radical Parenting Art & Discussion Workshops

These workshops will provide participants with a forum to discuss & reflect on the many topics related to radical child raising. Each session will include time for creativity & artistic expression relating to the subject. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A BIOLOGICAL PARENT TO PARTICIPATE, anyone who cares about youth are welcome to attend! Child care will be provided and youth are welcome. At least one workshop will include a field trip (for female-identified folks) to participate in the YO MAMA program at Juxtaposition Arts with the amazing Amoke Kubat.

Location

Second Foundation School
1219 University Ave. SE insrside the University Baptist Church (non religious)
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
Phone: 612-378-1014
Facilitator's experience: 
I am a CoDirector at Second Foundation School & have been a part of the SFS community since 1986. I have been a parent since 1989 & fully embrace the concept of raising free children! I have or currently work 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 emotional expression & healthy communities. Radical parenting is hard work & community support is needed! RIVA Garcia is an intermedia artist, healer & community activist with many experiences in the realm of radical child rearing. Riva currently works for Sisters Camelot & is an active volunteer staff at Second Foundation School. Amoke Kubat Bio Amoke Awele Kubat is a northside Minneapolis resident that has been involved in empowering families since 1987. She is a teacher, artist and writer who partners with community artists, activists and organizations to bring African/African American culture through art, storytelling and education to women, as mothers and first teachers of their children. Amoke is the CEO and owner of Respondability, Inc the umbrella entity for the emerging YO MAMA – The Mothering Mothers Institute and Living Womb Ceremonies (for self discovery and healing through ritual). “YO MAMA is the child of all my life’s work”, Amoke says, “the mamas do all the foundational work for every human being. As a birth to five Early Childhood and K-12 Special Education teacher for almost 30 years, I see the crisis in our communities as a crisis of mothers. Our mothers are out sourced and under resourced, yet they are doing the most important work of all .”Mothers need to be healthy physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually in order to raise healthy children. YO MAMA helps with this revolution. In her recent work with The Family Academy, a partnership of Minneapolis Public schools, Youth Coordinating Board and now, NAZ (Northside Achievement Zone), I have worked with many families. These families were African Americans, West and East Africans (Liberians and Somali), Latinos, and Europeans. “ I do experiential learning groups. In teaching about creativity in young children, discovered how empowering art and creative expression was for the mothers. It was the mothers who wanted to continue to meet and make art together. In September 2010, Amoke’ piloted the Art of Mothering Workshop, a drop in art workshop for women, as mothers. Mothers met for 10 weeks. The Art of Mothering has simple ground rules; no children allowed, it is a space to create and explore our legacies as women and mothers. Ten women participated. One woman created a body of sellable artwork. “We came together, doing woman’s work, sewing, mending, crocheting and added painting, drawings, mask making, and voice and movement”. Having no budget, Amoke’ approached Juxtaposition Arts for space at a minimal cost, begged and borrowed art supplies and gained the support of local artists to come in as guest artists and facilitators. For more information, Amoke Kubat can be reached at [email protected]
Facilitator phone number(s): 
612-728-1198 (Starri)
Class minimum size: 
4
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Mon, 12/19/2011 - 18:00 - 19:30
Additional class time information: 
YO MAMA Field Trip date TBA
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Second Foundation School
1219 University Ave. SE insrside the University Baptist Church (non religious)
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
Phone: 612-378-1014
44° 58' 49.7892" N, 93° 14' 16.9188" W
Additional class location information: 
no free parking, sorry
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