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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.

  • Feminist Beit/Midrash

    The Beit/Midrash is a monthly study group that reads between the lines of the Torah and Midrash to reach our own radically personal interpretations of sacred texts. We study in Hebrew and English and provide assistance to anyone who doesn't know or is learning Hebrew. Texts are provided, and topics are selected by the group! All are welcome, but the group is best suited for people over 13.

  • Reform or Revolution Reading Group

    This reading group is open to everyone. We will be reading Rosa Luxemburg's essential "Reform or Revolution". Over the course of 4 sessions we will interpret and analyze the text, debate Luxemburg's arguments, and attempt to apply the lessons of the text to our current historical moment.

  • Time’s Up: Saying No to Sexual Violence and Capitalism

      Sexual violence in workplaces, other public settings, and homes is not a new phenomenon, but the recent struggle against it in the United States has become a significant movement.  What is the relationship between sexual violence and capitalism?  What does that relationship tell us about how to fight against sexual violence in the short and long run?  Join us to hear a brief presentation and participate in discussion.  Organized by Speak Out Now, Revolutionary Workers Group.

  • Multicultural Literature

    This class will focus on the reading, discussion and critique of books about the many cultures that make up the United States and the world. Classes are held once a month to give people time to read the books and prepare for the discussion. The upcoming books are: March, Womens’ History Month: The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston Amazon Review: The Woman Warrior is a pungent, bitter, but beautifully written memoir of growing up Chinese American in Stockton, California. Maxine Hong Kingston (China Men) distills the dire lessons of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-story" tales of a China where girls are worthless, tradition is exalted and only a strong, wily woman can scratch her way upward. The author's America is a landscape of confounding white "ghosts"-- the policeman ghost, the social worker ghost-- with equally rigid, but very different rules. Like the woman warrior of the title, Kingston carries the crimes against her family carved into her back by her parents in testimony to and defiance of the pain.
  • Identity: Who, Where, and When am I?

    We live in an age full of people trying to figure out who they are and where their place in the world should be. Everyone is an individual, and knowing who we are is not only important, but surprisingly difficult. This course will be about trying to learn what defines us. Using differently brainstorming activities and exercises in metacognition, members of the course will learn how to be able to answer the seemingly simple question: who am I?

  • Jacobin Reading Group

    We hold open discussions on socialism and related topics prompted by articles available for free online at Jacobinmag.com.  Whatever your background, your perspective can help us all imagine a world without capitalism or oppressive cultural norms.

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