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  • Public Safety Collective

    A Baltimore ‘Families Against Police Brutality’ Bloc initiative; a collective of friends, families and victims of police brutality, from both the living and dead, grieving proactively to uplift the community.

    The Public Safety Collective is an autonomous citizens review board of the Baltimore City Police Department.

    • Researching and archiving the history, laws, policies, and practices of the Baltimore City Police Department
    • Organizing an independent media platform where that information will be accessible to the public for free, in addition to reflections of current events and communiques from the 'Families Against Police Brutality' bloc. 
    • Mobilizing 'Cop Watch' program; community outreach, distributing literature, observing police activity, providing direct aid, facilitating resource accessibility, recruiting, networking.
  • Black feminism and intersectionality

    Organized by the Baltimore branch of the International Socialist Organization

    The Baltimore branch of the International Socialist Organization is getting together to begin educating ourselves about Black feminism and Intersectionality. None of us are experts and nobody is "teaching" the class, but rather we will go through the material collectively. We invite anyone with any level of experience with this topic to join us and share your perspective! The way we structure the group is simply to ask for a volunteer to facilitate, and any Black woman who wants to facilitate is given priority, in recognition of the fact that there are very few spaces where Black woman's voices are allowed to be dominant. We spend time discussing reading that has been chosen by the group, but also leave space for open discussion about any relevant current events, media, blogs, etc. that members want to talk about. We see this group as being shaped by its members, so anyone can suggest readings or changes to the structure at any time. To get on the listserv for the group and receive the readings, please email Alana Davenport at abdvnprt@gmail.com. We also have a facebook group called Baltimore Free School Black Feminism and Intersectionality.

  • Social Justice Poetry Workshops (for youth 13-21)

    Dew More Baltimore will hold free weekly poetry workshops for youth 13-21 every Sunday from 3:30 to 6:00 PM.

    Workshops will be led by professional poets and published authors. Guest advocates and activists will be invited to provide social justice workshops. 

    Through thought provoking workshops participants will learn how to use their art to address the social ills impacting them and/or the larger community. 

     

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) aka Tapping for Stress Relief and Self-Empowerment

    Learn a simple process that can be self-applied to help you be more effective in your mission in the world.  EFT involves tapping on a series of acupressure points while focusing in a specific mannner on your problem.  This relieves stress which can be at the root of chronic negative conditions in our lives such as physical pain, diseases, PTSD, phobias, poverty, overweight, addictions, poor relationships, and not living up to our full potential in the world.  

    www.emofree.com

    www.thetappingsolution.com

    www.eftuniverse.com

  • Readings from Isaac Newton's "Principia"

    A short course to discover by selected readings some of the many enduring concepts the natural philosopher Isaac Newton contributed to mathematics, technology, philosophy, astronomy and the physical sciences. Some of these concepts include:absolute and relative space, time and motion, centripetal forces, inertia, the laws of motion, gravitation, and the system of the world. This course will encourage participation in brief discussions, hands on demonstrations and experments and should conclude with a lively discussion on the relevance of Newton's concepts to our 'modern' world views.

    A 250 sheet bound copy including Book I of Newton's "Principia" and Newton's "System of the World" will be available at a modest cost. Participants should bring a protractor, compass, ruler and some graph paper for the hands-on demonstrations.

  • Guerrilla Art

    Objective: To fully understand the concept of guerrilla art and become equipped with the knowledge, resources, and skills to reclaim public space.

  • Self Love Bibles

    Objective: To build self confidence which leads to self love, and to have a tangible object that will remind oneself of their worth.

  • Reading group: Marx's Capital Illustrated

    As radicals, we all need to be analyzing capitalism and how best to fight it—but do you really have the time to read a book like Capital?  Now you do!  The recently reissued Marx's Capital Illustrated puts this revolutionary classic into an accessible and entertaining form.  Please join us for a lively discussion of this working-class economic theory and its relevance to the crises and struggles of today.

  • Testing Resistance and Refusal

    United Opt Out (a nationwide organization fighting to reclaim public education) calls for a boycott of high stakes testing. Parents are encouraged to write letters of testing refusal for their children in this upcming school year. This workshop will provide Corporate Reform 101 presentation led by leading local reform scholars, and will be followed by a Q and A session, and an opportunity for participants to craft theitr testing refusal/opt out letter for their childrens' school. Session will be held Sunday Sept 14 from 4-6 pm. This workshop is for ANYONE interested in supporting public education.

Info for learners

  • All courses are free of charge.
  • Signing up helps instructors know who to expect, and give them a way to contact you if something changes.
  • Almost all courses are totally open, and most courses can be dropped in on even if you miss the first session(s), but check the course description or email the instructor to be sure.
  • All courses are non-credit, non-degree, non-certification, and fun-filled!
  • Most courses take place at the North Avenue Classroom, inside Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse