EXCO January Newsletter II

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EXCO January Newsletter II

Contents:

I. Minneapolis Childcare Collective is seeking volunteers / Upcoming trainings

II. Reminder: We are now accepting facilitator applications for Spring 2011
III. EXCO Open House & Reflection Dinner Event on Friday, January 28th 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at Project for Pride in Living (1035 E. Franklin St.) – open house-style with food, a raffle, and spoken word - see new fliers below

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I.   Minneapolis Childcare Collective is seeking volunteers to provide
childcare for
Academia Comunitaria classes.
We ask for a weekly
commitment, but occasionally need people for one time events. Most
classes are an hour. We provide training and toys.There will usually
be another volunteer with you. We are currently seeking volunteers to
start in March. For more information, email [email protected].
Our mission statement:
We are dedicated to providing high quality child care in order to
support parents’ involvement in organizations of resistance and
community building.  We provide childcare as an act of solidarity with
women, people of color, and poor people, especially poor mothers of
color, who are responsible for a disproportional amount of childcare,
often excluding them from participating in projects of social change
and resistance.

UPCOMING TRAININGS FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS
1. Sunday January 23, 2pm at the Hosmer Library (357 E 36th St.) meeting room
2. Tuesday February 8, 6pm at the Hosmer Library (357 E 36th St.) meeting room

If you can't make either of these trainings but are interested in
providing childcare, let us know at [email protected]

Minneapolis Childcare Collective esta buscando volunarios a proveer
guardaria por clases de Academia Comunitaria. Pedimos un compromiso
semanal. La mayoridad de los clases son una hora. Tenemos una
formacion y algunos juegos. Usualmente habria dos voluntarios. Por mas
informacion, childcare at riseup.net. La mision:
Colectivo Guardería de Minneapolis Estamos dedicamos a proveer
guardería de alta calidad para apoyar que los padres pueden participar
en las organizaciones de resistencia y fortalecimiento comunitario.
Hacemos guardería como un acto de solidaridad con mujeres, gente
Latina, gente de ingreso bajo, y especialmente mujeres de bajos
ingresos, quienes tienen la mayoría de la responsabilidad por el
cuidado de los niños, y por eso es muy común que están excluidas de la
participación en los proyectos de cambio y resistencia social.

II. Reminder: We are now accepting facilitator applications for Spring 2011

Share your knowledge, skills, and passions by facilitating an EXCO class!  Fill out a facilitator application online at www.excotc.org/create_class

Past classes have focused on a variety of skills and topics such as sewing, languages, cooking, queer politics, labor organizing, auto mechanics, radical feminisms, bike maintenance, culture jamming and much, much more. Whether you are new to or a veteran of facilitating, EXCO is ramping up its support system, including providing one-on-one contact people, more and better orientation and education opportunities on facilitation and pedagogical issues and skills. Please contact us as [email protected] or call (651) 998-9268 if you have any questions about creating a class or the application process.

Applications are due January 28th if you would like your budget to be considered.

III. EXCO Reflection Event on Friday, January 28th 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Project for Pride in Living (1035 E. Franklin St.) – open House-style with food, a raffle, and spoken word

EXCO is hosting an open house-style reflection event. Join us for dinner, hot cocoa, spoken word, and an evening with good people. We will also be raffling off fun prizes throughout the night!

Participants will have the opportunity to visit themed stations to reflect on the previous session, offer up ideas for improvement, and vision for the future. Newcomers to EXCO are also welcome! Stations will be themed on various aspects of EXCO, including the facilitator process, events, publicity, our future mural, and more.

We need you to come and share your ideas! Hope to see you there!

6:30 to 8:30pm, Friday, January 28th @ Project for Pride in Living (1035 E. Franklin St. Mpls)

RSVP at the Facebook event here