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Take Your Photography Further- Learn how to Edit and Organize your Photos with Lightroom

Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 18:30 - 20:30
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a powerful image editing and organizing tool. Come see a demonstration of the main features of the software.

This workshop will be a demonstration of the awesome capabilities of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. If you are looking for a way to edit, organize, and share your images, Lightroom is a great program to learn. Workshop participants will see the program in action as Sarah shows ways you can use Lightroom to efficiently edit and organize your photos. Lightroom is a great way to both unleash your creativity and have the peace of mind that your photos are organized. Participants will be seeing a demonstration of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom- there is no need to already own the program and no previous experience with Lightroom is necessary. No computer is needed for this workshop, all you need to bring are your questions.

Facilitator's experience: 
Photography has been a life long passion of Sarah's. She attended Rocky Mountain School of Photography and currently works as a teaching assistant at the school. She loves exploring the world with her camera and helping others learn and grow as photographers.

Location

University of MN- Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Room 335
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Address: 
University of MN- Blegen Hall
269 19th Ave S Room 335
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
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Basic Bike Maintenance at Cycles for Change (October)

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 aren’t 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! 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.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the primary educational staff at Sibley I am responsible for teaching all classes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn from and instruct hundreds of people.
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 10/02/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Begining Bicycle Maintenance!
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Basic Bike 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 aren’t 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! 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.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
Facilitator's experience: 
As the primary educational staff at Sibley I am responsible for teaching all classes. Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn from and instruct hundreds of people.
Class maximum size: 
25
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Cycles for Change
712 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
Phone: 651 222 2080
44° 57' 20.3508" N, 93° 7' 49.9764" W
Begining Bicycle Maintenance!
exco's picture

Formal Consensus

Formal Consensus is an approach to structuring organizations which codifies nonhierarchical/horizontal organizational structures to create a space in which decisions can be made in a participatory manner, efficiently and consistently. It is part of an effort to create a consensus equivalence of Robert’s Rules of Order.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Minnehaha free space MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Certified Formal Consensus Trainer since 2006.
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
30
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sat, 07/05/2014 - 14:00 - 17:00
Sat, 07/12/2014 - 14:00 - 17:00
Sat, 07/19/2014 - 14:00 - 17:00
Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:00 - 17:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minnehaha free space MN
United States
Consensus Organizational Structures
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Climate Solutions, Economic Renewal, and the Energy Transition

Over the past few years, our communities have faced the impacts of three interconnected threats - an economy that is failing people, a fragile and dangerous energy system, and an increasingly violent climate. Across the globe and here in the Twin Cities, communities are embarking on an epic journey to build solutions – a transition that will transform our energy systems, agriculture, urban structure, the global economy, and our everyday lives.

Are we ready for this challenge? As scientists struggle with technology, leaders fight entrenched political and social assumptions, economists try to rethink global markets, and everyday people prepare to adapt, we will unravel the challenge of our century.

This class is focused on providing a thorough understanding of issues surrounding creating green jobs and economic opportunity in our communities through climate and energy solutions. We will prepare ourselves with a background understanding of real and feasible alternatives to an economy dependent on energy sources facing terminal decline and a chaotic global climate.

Learning in this class is participatory – some information will be presented in a story-telling/ lecture format, but there is a very strong emphasis on group dialogue and sharing by participants about their experiences and struggles around these issues. We will make the topic personal, not just theoretical, and focus on building a community founded on personal relationships that is working together to apply the lessons learned from this class to the real world.

This class is for those seeking the links behind our most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. It is for current and would-be change-makers seeking to build a community where we can learn and act together. It is for neighbors from all backgrounds who want to find ways to bring our communities together around deep solutions.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Boneshaker Books meeting room
2002 23rd Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: (612) 250-1621
Facilitator's experience: 
This class will be based on a program developed by the facilitator through EXCO (Experimental Community Education). Around 180 community members and students have participated in this class in several iterations between 2007-2013, and several participants have gone on to start campaigns, projects, and businesses around climate solutions. This class has been updated to account for recent events, current challenges facing our community and world, and specific solutions being developed in Minneapolis and nationally. Timothy has developed a strong background knowledge of climate solutions, the economic transition, and the energy crisis through over twelve years of following the issue. In the last five years, he has become a community organizer and innovator creating solutions that advance environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, social justice, and community empowerment together. Some of his recent ventures include: - Co-founding and growing Grand Aspirations (www.grandaspirations.org) and the Summer of Solutions (www.summerofsolutions.org) starting in the Twin Cities into a national non-profit organization supporting teams of youth creating green economy solutions in 16 communities nationwide. - Building Cooperative Energy Futures (www.cooperativeenergyfutures.com), a community energy cooperative based in South Minneapolis. - Supporting and growing the Our Power campaign (www.mnourpower.org), a South Minneapolis alliance of residents, businesses, and community groups working together for a better energy future. - Building and sustaining the coalition behind Minneapolis Energy Options and Community Power (www.communitypowermn.org), efforts to secure clean, local, affordable, reliable, and equitable energy in Minneapolis through the city's long-term energy service agreements with Xcel Energy and Centerpoint Energy. Beyond personal experience, Timothy believes in the power and wealth of knowledge already present in us all. As a practiced facilitator active in over a dozen groups, Timothy will facilitate by inviting leadership, dialogue, and insight from the whole group. As in past years, this class is a deeply participatory learning experience.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
(612) 250-1621
Class minimum size: 
10
Class maximum size: 
30
Time/Location
Class times: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Wed, 07/09/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:00 - 15:00
Additional class time information: 
Mondays and Wednesdays 1-3PM starting 6/23 through 8/13
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Boneshaker Books meeting room
2002 23rd Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Phone: (612) 250-1621
We'll explore the threats our communities face from economic stagnation, energy insecurity, and climate change and local and global solutions.
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Edible and Medicinal Plants Around the City

A weekly meet-up in different parks, or other green areas, in and around the cities. Anyone is invited who knows about, or wants to learn more about the local plants, the wild edible finds and the healing uses of the "weeds" growing in your own back yard. This will be an informal class, sharing anything we know with eachother, or helping eachother find resources for where we can learn more about the plants we are interested in. Topics will be based on the groups' interests. At the end of each meet-up we will decide the meeting locaton for the next week. Bring your knowledge, stories and curiosity!!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
Pixi is a graduate of the Holistic Health program at St. Kate's. She has also worked with several different herbalists in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She has taught several classes on salve making to members of her old community garden and loves sharing any knowledge she has with anyone who is interested.
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 07/06/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 07/13/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 08/03/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 08/10/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 08/17/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 08/31/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 09/14/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Additional class location information: 
Second meet-up will meet at Nokomis Beach Coffe. The location of future classes will change each week, depending on what the group's interests are.
A weekly meet-up to learn and explore the local plant life.
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Farmyard Forum

Farmyard Forum is an expierimental project of Stone's Throw Urban Farm to convene neighbors, educators, activists, practitioners, interested in discussing the intersections of agriculture and social justice.  Inspired by our own questions as a farm based in the Frogtown and Phillips neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, we hope you will join us to talk about some of the political  and social justice issues that impact the way people experience food sysems.  Topics we hope to cover include: land access, farm labor, race, class and gender. These forums will be hosted by our various farm sites in Minneapolis/Saint Paul.  We will open each forum with a pot luck, invite several pannelists to speak,  followed by group discussion.  

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

15th Street Farm
2820 15th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Phone: (925) 451.2819
Facilitator's experience: 
Stone's Throw Urban Farm is a production- based urban farm that cultivates vacant and underutilized spaces throughout the Twin Cities. Farming in the city for the past three years has catalyzed a number of questions around the convergence of agriculture and social justice. We will bring our on the ground experiences of farming the city and invite practitioners, activists, educators, and community members to come together and discuss these issues.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
(925) 451.2819
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
200
Time/Location
Additional class time information: 
forum dates to be solidified
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
15th Street Farm
2820 15th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Phone: (925) 451.2819
Additional class location information: 
We will be hosting these forums on urban farm sites around the cities
Community- based forums around the intersections of agriculture and social justice
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Ride in the Street (or on the trail)

We have been riding together this spring and found we are mostly sharing routes with each other and making small connections from places we know how to get to, to places we've never been. Now that the weather is better and the light lasts longer, we will be doing some longer rides. Participants suggest routes and destinations and we figure out how to get there by sharing knowledge & using maps. Sometimes we stop for food but not always and no spending is expected. If you need a bike or gear we may be able to help you find some you can afford.

Every Thursday, 6pm, location changes each week. People who are not signed up are welcome to come along, including kids, but if you sign up you will be sure to get an email with the next week's location.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
I have been bike commuting in Minneapolis since 1999, and have ridden with a child through the stages of trailer hauling, cargo bike backseat, and now guiding an elementary schooler on their own bike on & by city streets.
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
15
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 06/26/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:00 - 19:00
Additional class time information: 
Location will change each week and people will be notified by email or text.
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
Additional class location information: 
location will be different each week.
A weekly group bike ride for people who are confident riding a bike but maybe slow, nervous in traffic, or worried about navigating.
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Your Body's Internal Healing Mechanisms: Oxidative Stress and the Nrf2 Factor

Objective: Students will understand key mechanisms in the body which, when activated via holistic processes, restore balance and eliminate disease. 

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

-Oxidative Stress

-Healing Herbs

-Nrf2 Activation, the Latest Anti-Aging Discovery 

-Repairing Damaged DNA

-Restoring Chemical Imbalances in the Brain

 

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]

Location

Minehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave,
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Jennifer Lang, B.A., B.M., is native to the Twin Cities and co-author of the upcoming book The Mental Calorie: 7 Roads to Wellness in the 21st Century. A classical violinist by training, Jennifer experienced a stress injury while living abroad which prevented her from performing. This led her on a journey seeking alternative ways to restore her own health. During this process, Jennifer became passionate about wellness leading her on a path toward certification as an Urban Farmer with the Permaculture Research Institute in Minneapolis. She currently serves as Administrator for the Green Lake Music Festival while actively contributing as a board member with Cooperative Energy Futures, a Twin Cities-based energy cooperative. Jennifer has 10 years' teaching experience to include private violin lessons and English/French language instruction. She is co-owner of Global Wellness Strategies, L.L.C., and serves on the Board of Sinfonietta Paris Chamber Orchestra.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
6123001417
6123001417
Class minimum size: 
3
Class maximum size: 
12
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Additional class time information: 
Please arrive 5 minutes early so that we can get started right at 7:00p.m.
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Minehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave,
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Open Enrollment
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Marxisms of the Global South

In this course we will be examining the theories and practices of anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist thinkers and movements across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Topics we might take up include Eurocentrism as it relates to Marxism, anti-colonialism and decolonization, gender and sexuality, national and Indigenous liberation, unequal exchange, how imperialism affects class formation, the superexploitation of Global South labor in the capitalist world system, past and present struggles against capitalism in the Global South, important innovations in theory and practice these subaltern movements have realized, and the consequences these have for movements in the Global North. The overarching question for this course might be: What uses does Marxism have for those fighting for justice and liberation in the Global South, and how has it been used?
 
The class will be a reading and discussion group, with short (5-15 minutes) presentations before the conversation. During our first meeting we can discuss in more detail what we all wish to gain from the course and decide on future topics and readings. We will meet weekly and have great conversations!
 
EDIT: Hi all, we have already begin, but folks are always welcome to drop in to a meeting! We are meeting at Seward Cafe, Sundays, 12pm. Contact me (preferably a message through the EXCOTC site) if you are interested and want to know what we are reading that week!
Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Location

Seward Cafe
2129 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Stephen has a few years of experience tutoring and teaching adolescents and adults.
Class minimum size: 
2
Class maximum size: 
12
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
Sun, 06/15/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
Seward Cafe
2129 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Theory and practice of Marxism across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
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