The Baltimore Free School

The Baltimore Free School is a grassroots, collectively run and community-funded project, with a classroom inside Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse at 30 W. North Ave. Building upon a long tradition of horizontal organizing, collaborative learning and participatory education, we believe that the empowerment of people of all ages and backgrounds to share and learn is vital to the health of any community. To that end, we work toward creating a space where the exchange of ideas can occur without the exchange of money; a space where we can learn to relate to each other in new and meaningful ways. By building this infrastructure, we hope to form a microcosm of the world in which we want to live.

Click here to get started submitting a proposal. If you want to get involved with organizing the Free School, or have any questions about the project or the course process, please contact us at freeschool@redemmas.org.

Take a course

Every course offered through the Baltimore Free School is 100% free of charge to learners. Sign up online today!

Teach a course

Anyone can teach a course or organize a discussion or workshop at the Free School; propose one right now!

Support the BFS

Get involved as a volunteer organizer or make a tax-deductible donation to help us keep the doors open.

More info

Information on renting the space for private meetings, our consensus-based collective structure, our history and more.

Upcoming Courses

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    MISOGYNOIR AND TRANSMISOGYNY IN CONVERSATION (NAKE DAY)

    We would like to engage and pull out dialogue between trans/Cis women about race, class and sexual liberty.

    (North Ave classroom)

    Meditation

    I will hold space for you to explore your breath, your mind, and your emotions. Together we will pay attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. We will breathe in different ways, direct our focus to different things, and explore various meditation practices. Then, we will share our thoughts and experiences of the practice.

    Everyone is welcome. You do not need any prior experience with meditation, and you don't have to be able to sit cross-legged on the floor.

    Some meditation practices will include movement, visualizations, calling up memories, emitting sound, and even staring into the eyes of a stranger. If any of those things feel like they would take you too far out of your comfort zone for the experience to be beneficial, do not worry. You never have to do anything, ever. Come and just absorb the vibrations!

    • Wed, Dec 20 @ 7:00 PM
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    Debt Discussion Group

    The subject of the group will be debt, its historic and cultural context as well as how to organize to resist it.

    • Thu, Jan 04, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
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    Intro to Energy Healing

    Recieve an Usui Reiki Level 1 Attunement and learn how to use Reiki to heal yourself and others.