Summer EXCO classes! / Clases Gratis en Español / South Side Free Skool Launch Party

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In this newsletter:

  • EXCO's Summer classes listed on the website
  • Clases Gratis en Español con Academia Comunitaria
  • The Launch Project: South Side Free Skool introductory celebration  - June 17th
  • Facilitating Fall classes at Mpls Parks
  • EXCO events calendar

*** Summer Classes - Liberate your education this summer with EXCO's free community-led classes!

Over 40 classes!  Visit for full class listings and to register, or click on the link from each class below.  Most classes begin in mid-late June.

Classes include...   [ver más abajo para las clases en español]

**Politics and organizing:

Feminism Discussion Circle

Grassroots Organizing: Media 101

Herbal and Community Approaches to Disasters

Introduction to the Commons

Modern Currents in Anarchist Thought

Psychology and Community Activism

Reading Marx's Capital

Working for Social Change: Values that Guide and Misguide Us



Basic Alterations no. 1 Hems!

Cooking Seminars in Hamline Midway

Designing for a Changing Future: Gasification

Fermentation Basics

Knit & Such


Stuff that's tricky to do with a camera


**Reading and discussion groups:

Abolition, Race, Science Fiction: Reading Octavia Butler's Kindred and Terry Bisson's Fire on the Mountain

Adventures in Science Fiction

Kiswahili Discussion Circle

Lojban Learning Club


**Health and wellness:

Mind-Body Meditation


Pure Yoga

The Roving Women's Cycling Club

Yoga and Creativity


**Music, art, dance, writing:

Fiction Writer's Workshop: Techniques for Creating and Revising Fiction

House Dance Nation


Playing with Words: An Experimental Poetry Workshop

Stolen Words: Plagiarism in the Age of Hip Hop, Sampling and the Internet


**Math and Science:


Introduction to Precalculus and Calculus I


**And more…

Business and Communication Skills


Origins of the Bible: How Stories Were Compiled into the Old Testament


***Clases Gratis en Español con Academia Comunitaria:

Clases de Verano:
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Clase                   Facilitador    Teléfono             Hora, Lugar [lista a continuación]
Baile                    Carmen        763-442-1094    Ma 11:30am,WH
mantenimiento     Alicia            651-222-2080    J, 6:30-8:30pm,  SB
Belleza                Silvia             612-724-7457    J, 5-8pm, PP
Caminando para salud  Teresa 612-724-8661      L-V, 7-8am, PP
Cardio-KickBoxing    Erika        612-735-3504    Ma, J, 11:30am, SC
Cicloturismo para mujeres  Julia  y Liz    530.574.7508  Mi, 5pm, 3530 E. 28th St., Mpls.
Computacion           Ayanna    612-986-5742    V, 12-2pm, PP
Frances                  John    612-990-3547    Ma, 6-8pm, PP
Fútbol                      Alex    612-724-8661     J, 5-7pm, PP
Inglés                  Ayanna    612-986-5742       J, 6-8pm, PP
(Inglés/Español)  Ayanna y Teresa    612-986-5742    D, 12-3pm, PP
Luchas populares Latino americanas  Christian y Marco    612-207-4901    Mi, 4:30pm, WC
y Pedicura             Silvia    612-267-4565     L, Mi, 6-7pm, CP
Maquillaje             Lizbel    612-296-0193    L, 5-7pm, CP
para Niños           Penny    612-259-0068    S, 12-2pm, PP
Ubuntu                 Robert    612-973-6151    llama
Zumba                 Emilia    612-298-5114    Mi,11:30am,SC

CP: Corcoran Park,
PP: Powderhorn Park,
SB: Sibley Bike Depot,
SC: Sabathani Community Center,
WC: Walker Church,
WH: Waite House.


***The Launch Project: A South Side Free Skool Introductory Celebration

Experimental Community Education of the Twin Cities Presents:
a south side free skool introductory celebration

Come celebrate the launch of EXCO’s newest chapter, the South Side Free Skool, connecting education with people’s everyday lives and experiences for the southside radical and DIY community!
Friday, June 17 at 7:00pm - late

location: Stone Soup House, 3100 5th Ave S, Minneapolis

7pm – Fire lighting, food roasting, DIY skill shares, info table and group build launch project

~10pm – South Side Free Skool Launch Ceremony

After – DANCE PARTY feat. The Pleasure Principle Team, The Fourier Transformers and possible special guests

Tentative DIY skill shares include:
- Fire building
- Cooking over a fire
- Zine making
- Knitting
- Music
- Basic First Aid
- Bike maintenance
- Basic carpentry
- Banner making
+PLUS group build project to create Rube Goldberg-esque device to "LAUNCH" the south side free skool!


For more information email [email protected]
*** Facilitating Fall Classes at Mpls Parks / Facilitar las clases de otoño en los parques Minneapolis
Are you interested in facilitating an EXCO class in the Fall of 2011 at a Minneapolis park building?  If you would like to use a space in the buildings of Powderhorn Park, Corcoran Park, or others, please let us know by July 1st.  Thanks!
We need advance notice in order to communicate with the parks people about it.  We are working out an arrangement with the parks to make it easier to have spaces and to get your classes listed in their publicity. 
¿Está usted interesado en la facilitación de una clase de EXCO en el otoño de 2011 en un edificio del parque de Minneapolis? Si desea utilizar un espacio en los edificios de Powderhorn Park, Parque de Corcoran, u otros, por favor háganoslo saber por 1 de julio. Gracias!
Necesitamos antelación con el fin de comunicarse con la gente parques al respecto. Estamos trabajando en un acuerdo con los parques para que sea más fácil tener espacios y para obtener las clases enumeradas en su publicidad.
*** EXCO Events Calendar
Want to keep track of upcoming EXCO events?  Check out our google calendar here.